Someday I will build a house house

There are many types of owner built homes. I dream of building myself one someday. My favorite is stone but there are straw, cordword and even paper.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete sounds like the perfect building material. Here's what an article in Fine homebuilderg says.
It appears to be more or less fireproof, noiseproof, waterproof and hurricaneproof by comparison with conventional wood construction. It needs no chemical treatment for termites. It has a high insulation performance, and it is long-lasting, low-maintenance and beautiful when stuccoed and plastered.
It's not as cheap as some building materials, but at least for this homebuilder it was easy to work with. Actually, it sounds like most contractors don't want to work with it, because they have to do some things differently, a bummer for skilled laborers. This manufacturer calls it SafeCrete; lots of info here. Here's the association. I wish they would update the news on their site.

And if you just won the lottery and want to invest in a manufacturing plant, this company will set you up. Looks like a good business to me.


  • At 10/29/2005 11:38 PM, Blogger CG said…

    I love your blog, it is so interesting and I am looking forward to having more time to peruse all of your posts. I have even added you to my site. Great work and so fascinating.


  • At 5/21/2006 6:02 AM, Blogger Serg said…

    The rather solid house.

    Best Regards, Serg
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  • At 4/01/2010 7:19 PM, Blogger Patrick Gracewood said…

    Kitty, did you know that artists are using AAC as a sculpture medium? It carves very easily with almost tool.
    Here's what I did. I'm looking forward to more experimenting, using Aac, combining sculpture and building material.

  • At 4/01/2010 7:26 PM, Blogger Patrick Gracewood said…

    Kitty, here's the work in progress, you can see the tools i used.


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