143: Why is foam such a good building material?

Many people have concerns about using foam (polystyrene) because of the chemicals used to make the stuff. In fact some of those chemicals areĀ on the Living Building Challenge Red List. So why is foam such a good building material? Foam is a Great Insulator It’s all about R-value. Foam is an incredible thermal insulator. For Read More …

Four Good Reasons to use Aridon

According to kiwi inventor Stephen Pinkney and his partner Christina Gomes, there are four good reasons to use Aridon when building a house. At the most fundamental level, Aridon is a new type of wall insulation made from moulded expanded polystyrene. But there’s more to this inovation. Click here to listen to the interview in Read More …