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Volcalite Compressed Pumice Blocks

Home Details

Land Area
730 m2 m2
Building area
179 m2 m2
Year built
3 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
This house is constructed from 'Volcalite' blocks. These blocks are manufactured by us here in BOP (Pumice Industries Ltd). Volcalite blocks are made from pumice and cement that is compressed into a 300x200x90mm solid block. The blocks have been tested and show that they are 10 times stronger than that required by the earth building code. Volcalite blocks are an ecological, lightweight building block that is fireproof, soundproof, non toxic, energy efficient and sustainable. We are just in the final stages of Branz approval. The walls are rendered on both sides to a combined thickness of 340mm. With the special plaster and paint sytem used, the walls are completely breathable but still water tight. This new system is possibly the only solid breathable housing system presently on the market. This house has no wall cavaties, therefore we have no rodent or ant problems. All the internal wall are also solid volcalite blocks being 115mm wide. The house is finished in quality fixtures and fittings has double glazing, underfloor heating in bathrooms and kitchen. It has a wet floor shower and bath in the main bathroom, walk in wardrobe and tiled 1200x1200mm shower in en suite. The house has been designed to be wheelchair friendly with 860mm internal doors, heat pump, auto irrigated raised gardens and wraparound concrete outdoor areas. It has pull down attic stairs in the garage accessing to a large storage under roof area. There is ample parking for a motorhome plus 4 vehicles (excl garage space) The house is almost zero maintenace, with only a small grassed area. Kawerau is a lovely scenic town with a great community, terrific climate, free swimming pool and spa (heated in winter), many reserves and green areas, close to lakes and the ocean. We love living in the house and are selling to build another volcalite house in the district. We have built other houses with volcalite blocks in the Whitianga area but this house was the first using the volcalite building system. Kawerau is only 40 min away from Rotorua, 30 min to Whakatane, 60 min Tauranga. sorry but the date on the photos are not correct. Forgot to change it on the camera. Our phone details are 073237273 or Rob Reid 0212412259.

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