09 Jul '11, 9pm

Mason Greenstar Blox? #green

For the last year or so, I've been planning construction of an ICF home in the Lubbock Texas area. I got sidetracked for awhile but I am getting geared up again to finish the design. I've not entirely settled on ICFs and recently came across another option - Greenstar Blox (lightweight adobe blocks made from "recycled short-fiber cellulose, portland cement, water, and an organic curing agent ad-mixture"). They are located in Mason Texas and here's the link to their website: http://www.masongreenstar.com/ Does anyone have any experience with this block? This block claims R3.2 per inch. Any issues with that claim? How do you think this product compares to ICF? In choosing ICF I was looking for strength (tornadoes are a threat in this area), a quiet home, and energy efficiency. Cost of construction is definitely a factor but, some premium over wood frame is doable. If I go IC...

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