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Recycled Homes

Posted By: granny

Recycled Homes - 10th Jan 2019 11:41pm


We are so behind in the worldwide recycling arena. Admittedly we don't have the odd patch of land to start building, but it could be a project with giving some land for the homeless people who fancy having a go, and to get stuck into.
I'm sure many would enjoy the challenge, if they dropped out, someone else could take over. There are some really great ones.
What do you think ?

Posted By: granny

Re: Recycled Homes - 10th Jan 2019 11:49pm

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Posted By: granny

Re: Recycled Homes - 10th Jan 2019 11:54pm



Pretty little houses.

Posted By: Greenwood

Re: Recycled Homes - 11th Jan 2019 11:28pm

I agree that the people with the big money who are able to build should be far more innovative about building methods, and build many more quick-to-erect homes to solve the housing shortage, but I think they'd have to do something about creating structures that would last, not crumble, and overcome the inevitable local resistance to anything that looked 'different'. Kit building of energy-efficient homes that are created off-site then basically bolted /glued together seem to be the way to go; if recycled materials can be incorporated for structure and/or insulation, better still. Creativity and vision are needed, and openness to new ideas. Building with bricks just takes too long, when you need a lot of homes in a hurry - apologies to any brickies on here!
Posted By: fish5133

Re: Recycled Homes - 11th Jan 2019 11:28pm

Great ideas.
Posted By: venice

Re: Recycled Homes - 12th Jan 2019 11:27pm

Not a building , but a collection point for plastics . Love to see one at least on every beach.

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Posted By: derekdwc

Re: Recycled Homes - 13th Jan 2019 11:06am

Swansea-based Affresol,

Thermo Poly Rock (TPR)

A WELSH company is using recycled waste plastic destined for landfill to build new homes.

Swansea-based Affresol aims to build 3,000 homes a year and says its range of low-carbon homes and portable buildings could help revolutionise the building industry.

The company has built its first property, a detached show home with a garage, at a Swansea industrial park and is awaiting Building Research Establishment (BRE)accreditation before building 19 homes in Merthyr as its first pilot project.

Each house is built using 18 tonnes of recycled plastic waste sourced from companies which make uPVC windows and doors. Also certain plastics from tips
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Posted By: granny

Re: Recycled Homes - 13th Jan 2019 11:46am

Originally Posted by venice
Not a building , but a collection point for plastics . Love to see one at least on every beach.



I like this idea , Venice. Quite attractive and no one could miss it !
Posted By: granny

Re: Recycled Homes - 13th Jan 2019 11:51am

Originally Posted by derekdwc
Swansea-based Affresol,

Thermo Poly Rock (TPR)

A WELSH company is using recycled waste plastic destined for landfill to build new homes.

Swansea-based Affresol aims to build 3,000 homes a year and says its range of low-carbon homes and portable buildings could help revolutionise the building industry.

The company has built its first property, a detached show home with a garage, at a Swansea industrial park and is awaiting Building Research Establishment (BRE)accreditation before building 19 homes in Merthyr as its first pilot project.

Each house is built using 18 tonnes of recycled plastic waste sourced from companies which make uPVC windows and doors. Also certain plastics from tips
click


That sounds really promising, Derek. I wonder exactly how much it has cost to build, and if they would be considerably cheaper to purchase than the bricks and mortar homes.
With all of this, I still think at the end of the day the only way to tackle the ongoing problem is to stop producing plastics . If they find plastic houses are cheaper, all they will do is produce more plastic for the purpose.
Posted By: cools

Re: Recycled Homes - 13th Jan 2019 12:52pm

Seen some fabulous houses on tv from containers. Think it's a great idea, pretty strong and long lasting eh?

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Posted By: snowhite

Re: Recycled Homes - 13th Jan 2019 1:13pm

Posted By: squirrel

Re: Recycled Homes - 19th Jan 2019 1:13pm

I'd love one of these. If I had the skills i'd be building away.
Posted By: granny

Re: Recycled Homes - 22nd Jan 2019 5:16pm

Originally Posted by squirrel
I'd love one of these. If I had the skills i'd be building away.


Ask Dilly for a few old tyres. They could get you started, Squirrel. laugh
Posted By: squirrel

Re: Recycled Homes - 27th Jan 2019 1:29pm

The only thing I could make out of old tyres Granny is an old tyre pile laugh
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: Recycled Homes - 27th Jan 2019 6:56pm

Originally Posted by squirrel
The only thing I could make out of old tyres Granny is an old tyre pile laugh


Don't knock it, ask any hedgehog.
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