I thought that this was a spoof at first...
We [UK] are way behind the rest of the world in stuff like this, I saw something similar advertised 15yrs ago on the continent, made from polystyrene. Then about 5yrs ago, it was on Grand designs, touted to be the latest tech.
Interesting.... Just had a look at their prices - they are not cheap!
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MOD - Seems to be OK now
Great for the "beds in sheds" brigade, additional rooms in minutes!
Mmm my OCD eye kicked in, the gaps are not consistent, always bugged me with the original stuff then I was a kid, it would drive me crazy if I had to walk past it everyday
Duplo on Steroids.
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Wallpaper it and cover the gaps. How do you get the top layer in to fill the gap at the ceiling though ?
plastic what about the fire risk
'Arrrrrh, I hate wallpaper more than gaps
They are used extensively in construction and come in a variety of materials, mainly polystyrene; their cost is mitigated by the other building costs such as hiring a team of bricklayers to brick up around them or steel erectors to erect a portal frame and you use a coat or two of render and plastic reinforcing mesh on the outside, and many are hollow to allow them to be concrete filled for strength.
Something for your ocd.
Teeeewaaat Strangely that doesnt bother me....yet
I think I must be catching this OCD thing cos... They refer to them as "life sized modular building block" Just does not sound right ! Then the go on to say "over sized plastic blocks" well what size is a normal plastic block cos Lego do at least two sizes !
There's a UK shop too:
From the website;
there actually an old idea this is just the latest version of it. the ones before were slightly different, the selling point is the lack of dependancy of unreliable wether to lay them in , ie brickies stop work when its raining and you need a cheaper work force with a cheaper training costs.
on a price point ratio they are actually cheaper than bricks and motar to install, they also beat the bricklayer on speed of construction as well.
of course there fire proof, no one in the right mind would even consider that idea!
they are also structually sound and insulation improvement than standard masonary and better damp and moisture and easier to air seal as well
inside finish is normally dot and dab as they would with normal plaster finishes inside a house.
the downsides are as follows, unable to hand tv's or pictures from it as the screws pull through with normal raw plugs, you have to use a load spreading fixing instead. and its a ****** to do alteraions with at a later date
wonder if they were invented by someone who stood on a lego brick in the past, so they won't hurt themselves now........but now they'll just trip over them instead
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