The secret to the speed and quality of construction is in the factory manufactured concrete panels that make up the structural walls. Kain Bliss of Greenbuild Constructions, the home’s builder says, “It is an example of how to provide a quality, durable house in significantly reduced time.”
Developed in house from the design team, computer based shop drawings are provided to the pre-cast factory. The custom panels incorporate doorways, window openings and cast-in fixing points for panel connection brackets and temporary braces. Even the home’s power box was catered for and enabled power to be connected to the site on day one of construction. The accuracy of the factory process means there is no need for modifications during construction.
After leveling the site, the panels were delivered and erected onto custom footing plates within nine hours. The ground floor concrete slab was poured within the existing walls, eliminating the time and cost in setting up and removing formwork.
Five weeks after commencing construction, the walls, roof, windows and exterior doors were in place, interior carpentry and wall lining in progress and rendering of the exterior surface well under way. “This is a far more efficient way of building homes”
, said Kain Bliss of Greenbuild Constructions. “We have less waste on site, the walls are all straight and true, and our customers are getting into their quality new home much sooner, which is good for the customer and great for business.”
Energy Efficient and Durable
The thermal mass properties of concrete, combined with internally insulated walls and roof, means that the energy costs to heat and cool the home will be significantly less than conventional brick veneer homes.
The reinforced concrete walls provide exceptional strength and provide a durable solution to any potential land subsidence issues.