Is a GHS Permanent Home recyclable?
The PVC profiles can be 100 % recycled. Considered over a long-term cycle, houses filled with concrete can actually be crushed and re-used as a construction material elsewhere.
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.
Due to the use of an integrated polyurethane foam insulation in outer walls, the heat transition coefficient accords with the European Standard and retains the same level of stability. In specific cases, heat transition and statics calculations are to be drawn upon as the basis for constructional designs.
A GHS concrete-PVC house is also perfect for hot regions. Due to the white colour, it heats up less due to solar radiation. The durability and weatherproof properties of these houses are ensured thanks to their UV resistance.
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.