There isn’t one earthbag system that’s best for all situations, and so we cover all different ways of building with bags. It’s been quite a while since we’ve talked about the EcoBeam system. This video sums up the process nicely. It’s ideal for larger, rectilinear, more conventional shaped houses.
From the EcoBeam Homes website:
“There are many factors which influence the cost of building a house however, in Israel a saving of at least 30% can easily be achieved by utilizing the ECOFRAME Building System. In addition, the result will be a quality and more ecologically friendly house. Accepting that time is money, the ECOFRAME System has a very rapid construction rate. When using the ECOFRAME patented cladding instead of plaster, the house can be ready for occupation within days.
ECOFRAME is a trademark for a lattice beam constructed with parallel chords of sawn timber and inclined web members formed from a continuous metal strip in zigzag configuration.
– Green House (Carbon footprint much less than conventional construction)
– Up to 70% superior thermal properties
– 3 Times greater mass than conventional building
– Aesthetically pleasing
– Superior acoustic qualities
– Versatility of the building process allows for multiple applications
– All services can be accommodated in the walls
– Minimal building waste or losses on site
– Creates job opportunities
– Low skill levels required in the initial construction phase
– Ease of transport
– Ease of construction
– Low transportation costs
– ECOFRAMEs can be manufactured anywhere
– Between 30 to 40% lower building costs than conventional building
– Patented technology”
Source: EcoBeam Homes