This new material makes the building of DIY homes even easier.
The new movement of eco-friendly, tiny homes made from new and exciting materials is turning up some new and great innovations.
This new material has been produced and will rival the likes of other lightweight materials that have been making headlines recently such as hempcrete.
Aircrete is a new substance that has been create with the purpose of building lightweight, easy to construct homes.
The groundbreaking material is made from a unique mixture of concrete infused with air bubbles to give a durable and hard wearing, yet light and easy to work with material.
The designs show how the material is made in curved sections, which when put together into a home creates a futuristic bubble-type house.
Hajjar Gibran is the creator of the Aircrete homes under the DomeGaia brand.
The company state how the material is perfect for building small one storey homes which are cheap to construct, cutting the cost of building a home tenfold.
DomeGaia are understandably proud of their products, stating the material:
“It is waterproof, fireproof, and insect proof. It offers good thermal and acoustic insulation. It will not rot, warp, or corrode. Unlike concrete which is hard, heavy, cold and difficult to work with, AirCrete is easy to work with.
It dries overnight and can be cut, carved, drilled and shaped with wood-working tools. It accepts nails and screws and is easily repaired.
It had good compressive strength to make excellent foundations, subfloors, building blocks, poured walls, domes or whatever. It can be molded or formed into practically any shape.”
Lightweight materials have been the focus of many scientific break-throughs in recent years, with the desire to make products lighter and easier to manage permeating every aspect of product development.
Super lightweight materials have benefited scientific advancements from mobile phones to space travel, and we are now feeling the benefits in the world of home-building.