STRENGTH The compacted sand inside the bottles is almost 20 times stronger than bricks.
DURABILITY The plastic bottles are re known for their durability. This type of construction is more durable than that of brick construction. The bottles can last as long as 300 years (undoubtedly longer than the cement used to bind the bottles together in the walls).
COST ANALYSISThe cost of this construction can reduce 33% cost of house made of concrete and bricks.
ADVANTAGES OVER BRICKSLow cost Non-BrittleAbsorbs abrupt shock loads Bio climaticRe-usableLess construction materialEasy to buildGreen Construction
DISADVANTAGES :1. It is un-decomposable and in destructible.2. When it is melted it releases a compound gas which is very harmful to health and environment.3. It weakens the ozone layer.4. Most plastic is produce from the oil and the world is running short of oil.5. The threatening disadvantage is pollution.
REMEDIES TO REDUCEDISADVANTAGES OF PLASTICBy using the recycling process the un decomposition of plastic can be reducedScientists are now developing plastics that are made from vegetable oil and other organic matter. This means that the plastic is more likely to be degradable, and so it will be safe in future.Now -a- day renewable plastic is manufactured by oil by products and natural gases, so this proves to be better in the future generations.
CONCLUSIONBy using this simple technology, these houses are ideal for hot climate because the bottle bricks buffer the house from intense heat. It is also used in the places known for the violence like Kashmir because the houses are completely bullet proof.
CONCLUSION (contd….)The bottles which are required for the plastic bottles construction are mostly sourced from hotels, restaurants, homes and near any tourist places, so the 500 million bottles that are discarded each year in Nigeria alone are literally finding new homes instead of land fills or the ocean.
CONCLUSION (contd….)The circular houses look cool with the exposed round bottles producing a unique design.