@MartyMarthe Coming from Germany, we do use Ytong or Hebel stones made out of aircrete. This isn’t something Domgaia invented. The companies Ytong & Hebel do build residential and commercial buildings with aircrete materials. Some of the demo videos on domgaia’s website are actually originally made by Hebel. Check out Hebel or Ytong on YouTube. In Europe there are companies who offer home building kits for DIY projects to deliver everything from the 1st stone to the last nail. Hebel USA has some videos in English on YouTube. I personally did use a Liapor system to build my house in Germany. Check out Liapor online. How does it work with our temperatures in Canada? Well. Here in Alberta our concrete driveway is cracked all over, re-done 3 times and got heaving cracks right after the 1st winter . No idea if Canadians don’t know how to make concrete mix in the factory. I did ask for at least 6 inches thick concrete for our driveway and got 3 inches because it was warranty covered... Would I use aircrete in Alberta? No way.
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RE: Aircrete In Canada
Aircrete - A material a long time used in Germany.
Good day all together.
Browsing through the internet, looking for a more affordable and of coarse, much better way to build, I stumbled over Domegaia. Now I am surprised that you didn't here about aircrete long before. It is used all around Europe. I did build my house in Germany with Liapor stones (liapor.com) and used aircrete stones for some inside walls. There are two companies in Germany. Hebel (hebel.de) and Ytong (ytong-silva.de) who produce most of this stones for all kind of square buildings.
Now I am in Canada, rethinking what to do now. We like to downsize to around 1,200 soft. After years I am coming back to the idea of a dome building. As a young kid, I read all kinds of building materials. I never thought on producing my own aircrete stones to build a dome home and now I have to get this thoughts a couple days to saddle a bit. My most important question would be if this would work in colder climates like here in Edmonton, Alberta? We would install a Geothermal heading system. I am sure we would need thicker stones like I see in your videos online.
Questions over questions. Any suggestions and would it work in our area too? (Must be. It works in Europe....!)
Would be happy for any input!