Gallery: London Metropolitan University Unveils “Heliomet SunBloc” Hous...

The primary material is the relatively low-cost and lightweight EPS foam that allows unique interior and exterior designs to be created. The blocks are pre-cut prior to arrival at the construction site, reducing labour and waste in the process. It also allows for hugely innovative designs and can be broken down into pellets after use, adding to the houses sustainable credentials. The University has been looking into using a foam made from natural sugar, but this is still at a prototype stage. With assistance from local experts, the material has been fully treated to meet stringent fire regulations.

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