A house made of plastic soda bottles can withstand winds twice as strong as a Category-5 hurricane. Take a look inside.
JD Composites Inc.
- Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more devastating, generating the need for new technologies that keep homes safe.
- A Canadian construction firm recently built a home made of plastic panels that it claims can hold up during a Category-5 hurricane.
- While plastic is often sturdier than conventional building materials, the home is still missing features like steel shutters and hurricane straps.
- Visit Business Insider's homepage for more.
Recently, a Canadian construction firm called JD Composites built a 2,000-square-foot home made of recycled plastic bottles that can also withstand Category 5 winds.Take a look inside the sleek (but sound) structure.
It took more than 600,000 plastic soda bottles to construct the home's paneled walls.
The plastic bottles were rejected by the recycling industry.
The panels took only 7 hours to build, but they're sturdier than most.
The home costs either the same as, or about 10% higher than, a conventional structure of the same size.
Since plastic is so durable, the panels can withstand winds twice as strong as a Category-5 hurricane.
But the windows still need to be storm-proofed.
Nova Scotia may not see many hurricanes, but the home could be a solution for vulnerable areas like Louisiana.
- COVID-19: These are the most affected cities in India with the highest number of cases
- ISRO partners with France to launch India's first human spaceflight mission Gaganyaan
- Total TV Owning Households grew by 6.9% to reach 210 million in 2020: BARC Report
- Flipkart acquires Cleartrip in an effort to cement its position in the travel booking segment
- Twitter details plan to understand if its algorithms are causing ‘unintentional harms’