|Re: Manufactured housing-foam core||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Collaborative Housing Society (cohosocweb.apc.org)|
|Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 07:14:47 -0600|
You might be refering to the AAB Building System, invented in Cobourg, Ontario (1 hr east of Toronto). It uses 4' x 1' polystyrene blocks that you stack, fill with concrete, then finish with whatever sheathing you want (inside and out). You see a lot of them around there now - builders have come to accept them, especially self-builders - but not so often elsewhere. They just got a huge contract to set up an assembly line for the in Japan. The address for information is: AAB Building System 840 Division St. Cobourg, Ontario K9A 4J9 (905) 373-0004 fax (905) 373-0002 Another Canadian Company is building "plastic homes" - where they make the forms out of (recycled?) plastic, fill them with concrete, and leave the forms in place afterwards. It will apparently withstand hurricanes. They also sell it on the immense thermal mass, which I suppose you could isolate from the outdoors via exterior insulation. They add that they don't have to kill trees either. The idea is to finish the inside walls with the finish of your choice, but the model home leaves the plastic walls open to view - a very weird house - live living inside a plastic lunch box. They too just scored a big contract to build homes in Japan. The company is Royal Plastics, based in North York, Ontario, (416) 749-5131. I am NOT recommending this, just passing along some info. Russell Mawby Toronto cohosoc [at] web.apc.org
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