What we do


We design passive / NZEB residential and commercial buildings utilizing lightweight cold formed steel frames and structural panels for wall, floor and roofs sections. Our strength is that we bring all the components for construction in  under one combined roof without the need to bring in other companies for different elements.

We prepare professional architectural, engineering and construction plans with full detail for presentation to planning authorities.We provide a 3d model and visualizations in modern graphics to display the final version of the project. All our architectural plans include the interior design in 3d, so the client can have a very clear picture of the space.

For construction companies, developers and architects who already have a project, we can slightly modify theirs plans (if needed) for CFS and supply the offsite frames for the superstructure or supply and fit. We can also offer a builders finish or a fully finished turnkey unit , complete from foundation to a high standard of internal finishes. 

ICF wall system

Arccen steel frame can offer a ICF (Insulted Concrtete Form) wall system in a hybrid build for Architects and specifiers who require a solid concrete external wall system that combines perfectly with cold formed steel floor Joists, trusses and internal walls.

Arccen ICF

ICFs consist of high-density polystyrene panels 1200mm long, 400mm high, and 65mm wide, spaced apart by high strength polypropylene webs. The forms provide a fully insulating, permanent shuttering system into which concrete is poured.

Once cast, the solid concrete core not only provides the necessary structural integrity for the building, but also excellent sound insulation, fire safety, thermal mass and durability for the structure’s lifetime.

The polystyrene panels of each block provides the thermal insulation to the structure, with U-values between 0.24 W/m2K and 0.13 W/m2K being easily achievable.

The forms, being extremely light (only 3.5 kg each), are simple and easy to build, with all of the attendant handling and safety benefits. So if you’re looking to construct bespoke new builds, then let Arccen ICF in conjuction with steel frame as a total solution for your construction needs.

ICF is the strongest insulating concrete formwork system on the market.

There are many benefits that ICF can bring to your architectural new homes project. Simplicity & convenience is just a few to mention.

The powerful combination of the patented, reversible FormLockT interlock, EPS composition, innovative web design and web spacing result in:

  • A simple, strong formwork system that requires less support during installation giving straight, flat and plumb walls.

  • Less wastage when compared against other ICF or building systems.

  • The ability to withstand internal concrete vibration, ensuring a structurally superior wall.

ICF is the most user-friendly ICF on the market due to its innovative design which:

  • Increases speed of construction.

  • Reduces labour costs.

  • Provides the highest level of performance during and after construction.

This is why Amvic ICF is a must when it comes to any new project that relates to architectural new homes.

Amvic ICF walls can be finished internally by gypsum board screwed directly to the integral webs.

A wide range of external finishes may be used including brick, stone, timber cladding, and renders. ‘Through-coloured’ polymer renders are the most popular form of render finish, a wide variety of colours and textures being available.

As can be seen, Amvic ICF is indeed a very cost efficient solution for bespoke new builds and architectural new homes. Contact us today to find out more information.

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