BUILDING A BETTER HOME
To build a better home, we examined every component from the foundation to the roof. The three primary areas we focused on were the overall design of the home, the materials used and the process of building.
Our overall goal was simple: make a safe and durable home that is affordable and beautiful.
The home is the centerpiece of a person or family's life. It is a refuge. There has to be a sense of safety. But, there also needs to be a sense of pride in that home. It should be a place you want to come home to. A place to share all that life throws at us. And, it has to withstand the ravages of storms, fires, and other natural catastrophic events.
Our Fab & Fill process merges the consistency and efficiency of a factory and brings it to the build site. Wall and roof forms are manufactured in an assembly factory. They are then delivered to the job site and filled with our various concrete-based blends optimized for strength. Each home produced to exacting standards. The process of assembly at the job site introduces tremendous speed, while maintaining the highest quality standards. We are no longer reliant on a wasteful pile of materials to be slowly cut and nailed into place.
The center of the building process is the individual wall segment, much like the individual Lego brick is the starting point to any grand creation. We manufacture of the wall forms to leverage consistency, relialibily, and efficiency. Formed from aluminum and/or steel, we expect to be able to reuse the forms 500 - 1000 times.
The forms are then 'stuffed' with insulation, strengthening mesh, electric and plumbing. Each panel also has window and/or door inserts.
According to the floorplan and desired elevation, the walls are delivered to the build site and connected.
Once all of the connections are complete, we then pour our proprietary concrete blend into the form. One to two days later the form is removed revealing the desired elevation.
The roof can then be installed.
Like the wall, the roof is manufactured in segments. Each can be finished with solar or high grade metal.
After the wall is poured, the roof is attached. This yields a 'dried-in' structure in the first 48-72 hours. This eliminates damage to the interior walls, as they are installed after dry-in. It also provides a better environment to finish the floors, kitchen, bathrooms and all other finishing work.
The primary safety feature of the roof is a built-in escape hatch allowing for occupants to easily make their exit in the event a storm rescue is necessary.
The 'Bahama' floor plan has been optimized for maximum safety, comfort, and cost.
With 1135 square feet of livable space, it boasts three bedrooms, one bath with a shareable vanity space.
The home is fully equipped with a ductless, zoned air conditioning and heating system.
The primary safety feature is an escape hatch through the bathroom, which is built as a safe room.