Monday, 22 July 2019
If you are looking to build a house in an area threatened by hurricanes, you might what to rethink the materials.....
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If you are looking to build a house in an area threatened by hurricanes, you might what to rethink the materials. JD Composites, a company based in Canada, has recently built a house with an exterior made from recycled plastic, which is meant to stand against winds of over 300 mph.
The house has 3 bedrooms and is situated in Nova Scotia, near Meteghan River. It has a simple, yet modern design and it is fully furnished and functional. While the interior is finished with lumber, the exterior is what makes the house stand out.
The structure is reinforced with 5.9-inch panels made from plastic recycled from 612,000 bottles. The bottles were melted and injected with a special gas, to develop a foam-like material, with multiple advantages over conventional materials. It is moisture resistant and provides better insulation for cold and hot weather.
The panels are created offsite and ensembled late or, making it possible for the house to be ready in a matter of days. They are certified to withstand a category 5 hurricane. The costs estimated for building the house reach $400,000, which is about the same as it would take for a traditional house to be built.
This House Made from Over 600,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles Can Stand Up Against A Hurricane