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gigahound
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October 12, 2017 9:49 pm  

From today's Business Insider. Pictured is the GigaCrete Caribbean sales office / demo near STT USVI Humane Society -- as the structure looked before finishing touches were added.

Full article here
http://www.businessinsider.com/california-fires-fire-proof-houses-could-help-in-future-disasters-2017-10


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gigahound
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October 18, 2017 11:03 pm  

FYI Check out GigaCrete Caribbean Facebook for some interesting news from Phillip Smith pertaining to jobs.

https://www.facebook.com/gigacretecaribbean/

Good luck!


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NorthsideKevin
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October 30, 2017 2:47 pm  

I was interested in this until I noticed nobody will give a $/sf cost, or maybe I missed it. Those on STT may want to read thru the FB stuff and see if there's anyone you know involved in the business . . . I've been thinking about the purportedly hurricane proof foam dome houses, but the cost I recall was far less than these seem to be.


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gigahound
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October 31, 2017 5:27 pm  

Business Insider magazine article cited above did quote a price on the small 576sf GigaHouse kit (circa US$24,000). Of course, that's a stateside price.
http://www.businessinsider.com/california-fires-fire-proof-houses-could-help-in-future-disasters-2017-10

Dome houses are fine, although they have limited appeal. Foam domes coated with GigaCrete plasters are extant.

Importantly, GigaCrete PlasterMax is a fire-rated plaster coating code-approved to replace gypsum board over EPS. Only plaster coating I can recall with that particular distinction. Both StuccoMax (3500psi) and PlasterMax (10,000psi) can be applied directly over EPS foam -- one coat, two pass.

Vicki and Greg Bischoff, founders of long-established Envirohaven, are big fans of GigaCrete, Their dome house in the desert used GigaCrete coatings. See gallery They're a wealth of knowledge and vast experience vis a vis all types of sustainable housing. They welcome calls.

http://www.envirohaven.com/gallery/ Gallery

http://www.envirohaven.com Home page

Why not call Phil Smith project manager of GigaCrete Caribbean at 1-340-690-3316.and ask him your questions? :0))

Ps. Latest GCC work in progress, a 2-storey Hull Bay GigaCrete GigaHouse.

https://www.facebook.com/gigacretecaribbean/


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