A Warm, Healthy Home
Concrete provides a healthier home environment by minimizing exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins.
And, since concrete is practically chemically inert, it requires no volatile organic-based preservatives as timber does. It's naturally waterproof and fire-resistant, so it doesn't need special coatings or sealers. Concrete can also be easily cleaned with organic, non-toxic substances.
The solid concrete walls of a concrete home also means that it is more air & water tight than a timber framed home. This reduces drafts, cold spots and the risk of a leaky home.
No air infiltration also means no dust or allergens resulting in a more comfortable and healthier living environment.
Your Homestead Concrete Home is environmentally friendly without compromising beauty, comfort or economy.
Your concrete home has qualities that buffers the interior of the home from the extremes of outdoor temperature during every 24 hour cycle. The density of concrete has a heat-absorbing property called thermal mass. This smoothes out swings in temperature over time. It keeps the house from overheating or getting suddenly cold when the furnace of air conditioner cycles’ on and off throughout the day. This allows the wall to absorb the heat during the day and release that heat during the night. It also keeps the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter resulting in year-round comfort.