Flat pack homes are the future

Is the recycled plastic good material for eco-house?

For me, it is not the first or even the third choice of material to build a house from. My preference takes also recycled but natural one such as wood. It can be reused in many ways.
The problem with plastics is that they are … plastics, artificially crafted non-breathable products; in many cases containing unhealthy ingredients. Of course, house can be eco-friendly designed and all that make it as such could be implemented, however. How eco-friendly is plastic on its own? It is recycling, yes but is it using plastic as building material the best way of utilizing it? Not for me, but you may have different point of view.

 
Article published by Waste Management World on 28 January 2011
 
Flat pack homes which cost as little as £20,000 and properties made out of recycled plastic hold the key to solving the UK’s housing shortage, a report says.

 

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said traditional building methods must make way for more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly designs in order to tackle the current housing crisis.

It called on the house building industry to make use of off-site construction methods, recycled materials and innovative structural designs to enable homes to be put up quickly and cheaply.

The group said that modular homes …


One response to “Flat pack homes are the future

  1. I agree that flatpack will be the future of homes, but i would never build one from recycled plastic. Wood frame houses are becoming more popular.

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