Re: Eco Living Expo Adelaide - 2nd & 3rd June 20075
Jun 04, 2007 7:08 pm
Hey Mat I found some great stuff at the show.
First up they have some stuff called "timbercrete"
Basically concrete blocks made of sawdust and concrete that are 2/3 the cost of bricks, very thermally efficient and really light to build. Yes they pass the normal building regs etc and are better in a bushfire situation than normal bricks.
Next up the
"Eco heat panels" Ed these get damn hot, but the guy said don't use them for open areas - as they are only good for bedrooms and bathrooms etc or the running and purchase costs get too high.
Next up saw some "smart grass"
Plastic grass - not bad for what it was. Rubbed backed, put it down with some sand to hold it down and it stays green foreever.
It's not for me but maybe for others.
The sun lizrard was pretty good, as was the hydrogen boosted car.
LED Lights featured, as did skylights, and lots of solar options and the costs varied big time - so do your research
But I reckon the best and most unique product of all was the recycled carboard coffins.
You can buy your own coffin made from recycled cardboard for $400.
He makes white ones and timber lookalike ones, but he said he mostly sells white ones and people are getting their family and friends to write things or paint painting on it before they get boxed up for good.
As for the eaves, well they just didn't feature at the show.
Wish they did though, because it rained while I was out and my windows got wet and dirty again!!!
All because they do not have eaves protecting them.
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