I have never heard of this building material before. I watched a video and it really seems to hold up to what they actually say it can do. There’s a fire video I saw somewhere and they held a torch to it for a while. It never caught fire. It seems wild!
What do you think about this? I’d love to hear what you think.
This looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing Devan.
I would think this would be perfect for an "up north" cabin in the woods. Might even be able to build it in less than a month if planned right. I like the trailer aspect of it too... Pretty cool!
Devan, thanks for sharing man. I love this. As a carpenter myself, this method is ingenious and easy. Stackable instead of single wall stick build. So good. I'm building an ADU on my property and might try to use this for the interior walls!
Seems similar to ICF blocks. Stackable building material that a regular person can use to build a home. I would like to compare prices to ICF to see how it " stacks " up to LB. I like ICF a bit more due to the strength of the concrete after its poured into the wall. ICF has been proven to withstand hurricane and tornado winds. The main thing that gets destroyed with ICF is the roof unless you completely cover the home with ICF including the roof. This LB is still pretty cool.
that is awesome actually. wonder how hard it is to run those electrical lines
Very cool stuff. I worked for modular home startup company. The availability of technologies for building is actually quite extensive. Because of that, we don't get the mass production capabilities like the auto industry that can drive down costs. A saying I always heard at that startup is the fact that we like to make Snowflakes when building, each one built a little different.
One of the things I learned when building modular is surrounding building codes. Does the product meet the building codes for certain property types? I don't knock building codes because the intent is safety but it does create a regulatory nightmare for startups to bring technology to the masses because of the testing fees associated with it. I've investigated this 1st hand with trying to bring a building product from Europe to the US. Lots of testing needing to be done to meet code. Lots of costs. That's why I think they are looking towards other building options that don't require meeting of residential building codes. The tiny houses can meet a code that is similar to the RV industry. Not as much testing of the materials but more of quality and compliance. My experience from working at a custom Mercedes Sprinter conversion company that was trying to become RVIA compliant. If the unit is on a trailer chassis and under a certain square footage, then it has a different compliance. Don't take my word 100% because I'm not an expert. Just my experiences.
I'd love to see more building technologies become more common place.
Wow, super cool building material. Thanks for sharing @Devan Sprayberry ! Kind of reminds me of ICFs, like someone else already mentioned.
@Rob McAllister right. I’m just glad others can appreciate it.
@Matthew Slaughter The guy that came up with this was in the lumber industry for a long time. He has a great story, simple but great.
@Luis Rodriguez Jr I appreciate a good pun. Let me know what you think I if you ever end up comparing this.
I would love to hear about it.
@Jared Hottle That is a great question. I have my own ideas but would be interested in seeing their own ideas about it.
@Bryan Parmenter I have never thought about it like that. I guess they are like snowflakes.
Awesome story by the way.
@Rachel Underwood Exactly.