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The design life of our concrete hulls is 100 years.

 

What type of floating foundation?

In the case of a floating home, think of the hull as the foundations of a house. What are the key ingredients required? It needs to be strong, require little or no maintenance, and be financially viable.

Now consider the traditional method of using steel to build houseboat hulls in the UK. It comes riddled with problems: rust, high maintenance and poor longevity. However, a hull made of reinforced concrete or a mixture of concrete and EPS is strong, does not rot, requires no maintenance and has excellent longevity (in many cases, better than a house). Of course it is built to float, but, like the foundations of a house, most of the structure sits below the ground; or in this case, the water.

Benefits of a floating foundation using concrete

Whether it be for a residential floating home, office, restaurant, clubhouse or other commercial structure, there are many benefits in using a floating foundation built using materials that are already used in the construction industry for the rest of the superstructure. For our first prototype floating home measuring 16m x 4.3m we have used a reinforced concrete hull.

Concrete and EPS is eco friendly

Concrete is extremely long lasting therefore its carbon footprint is reduced over time. EPS is 96% air.

Flexbase

Concrete Composite with EPS

Concrete hulls