Is the use of PVC safe for the inhabitants?
Yes. Pure hard PVC is used to make the walls, windows and door profiles. No softeners or heavy metals added as stabilizers. According to an independent study by TÜV Rheinland, there are no emissions of volatile, organic or carcinogenic substances. Consequently, PVC in this application is absolutely safe for health.
Which climate zones are the houses suitable for?
By using lightweight concrete, the heat transition can be reduced by up to half while maintaining sufficient stability. In fact, heat transition and statics calculations are used as the basis for the structural designs. The building can also be fitted with full insulation cladding if even better insulation is required.
The GHS concrete-PVC house is excellently suited for hot regions. Because of the white color, heating from solar radiation is correspondingly low. Thanks to the UV resistance, the longevity and weather resistance is guaranteed.
What security does a GHS Permanent Home provide?
Thanks to its solid construction, the GHS house has been tested multiple times against the dangers from earthquakes and storms and has excellent performance data in this area. Practical experience shows that the GHS concrete-PVC houses survived the hurricanes Sandy and Isaac on Cuba undamaged, while numerous houses around them were destroyed by the storm.