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Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Mekzyz(m): 9:57am On Oct 24, 2017
OP, Do you have a phone number? This email process is rather a slow one. People want to ask real questions and get answers on the fly. You are marketing a good product and you need to open up all avenues of advert. Do the needful and post your phone number.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 3:06pm On Oct 24, 2017
Hello house, i will like to share pictures of installation details of how we install our polystyrene parapet on a building we just worked upon. I decided to use this house to show the details as the client gave us a special design to work on.
thanks to engineer justemmy for trusting us with the job.
Picture 1: shows the designs we received from the client. Option A was finally agreed upon for production.
Picture 2 : shows a sample of the design cut on Unclad polystyrene for clients approval.
Picture 3 & 4: pictures of the house before we crowned it with this special polystyrene parapet design. The building is about 120 linear Meter.

Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 3:07pm On Oct 24, 2017
Thanks to these guys for the constructive discussion we had the last time which made us make it a point of duty to share pictures of how we install our polystyrene parapet to show to all other people that the material won't give way like a pack of cards if properly installed.
Happney65
veekid
saydfact
flaghouse1
EgunMogaji

I will also like you guys to come and give your comments about the way we installed the product and if you have some contribution on how to make it better we are open to it.

Picture 1 & 2 shows the look of the special parapet design after production.
Picture 3 & 4 is a close look of the way parapet is fastened to the building wall through the roof beam

Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Popseel: 1:44pm On Oct 28, 2017
Yes it is a bungalow and it is at the parapet stage. Can I get a number to call you on? This is a bit urgent as the work needs to be done next weekend.

I want to make a decision on which to do. It is 63mtrs in measurement. Give a rough estimate.

Thanks

Teewhy2:


Good Day sir,
I want to believe your building is a bungalow, what stage is it now. Also did you calculate roof eaves of the building to the 63 Linear meters. can you please send your architectural drawing to frugesarenaltd@gmail.com to enable me check also give a rough estimate.
hope to hear from you soon.


Mail sent
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 11:09am On Nov 11, 2017
Popseel:
Yes it is a bungalow and it is at the parapet stage. Can I get a number to call you on? This is a bit urgent as the work needs to be done next weekend.

I want to make a decision on which to do. It is 63mtrs in measurement. Give a rough estimate.

Thanks


sorry sir, for not communicating all this while. can i have your email address or you can send me a mail at frugesarenaltd@gmail.com to send a PFI of the 63 linear meter if it is not to late and the location f the site.
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Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 1:02pm On Nov 11, 2017
The below pictures are also pictures of how the parapet work was been installed.

Picture 1 & 2 show the way we fastened the polystyrene board to the building as we we also drove some nails to the front of the panel together with binding wire to hold it to the wall. from the pictures it also showed that client only need to put woodwork at the back to cast his roof beam.

Picture 3 & 4 is polystyrene look after roof beam has been casted. it could be seen that polystyrene binds well with concrete.
if client isn't constructing a roof beam, we can still fastened the parapet to the building using the binding wire and nails to the inside wall of the building.

Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 1:14pm On Nov 11, 2017
Below are our work in progress of the building using the special design parapet, can you tell us how the design of the parapet look on this building.

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Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by spatiakrux(m): 11:17am On Nov 12, 2017
Hello OP, interesting topic you have here, Kudos. I would like to know if the parapets come in default designs or is there room for custom design of the profiles by Architects or Builders. Thanks
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 11:51am On Nov 12, 2017
spatiakrux:
Hello OP, interesting topic you have here, Kudos. I would like to know if the parapets come in default designs or is there room for custom design of the profiles by Architects or Builders. Thanks


Good day sir,
The parapet has a standard design which I am attaching below and which I have used in most of the pictures used before. You can have it in any design you like just like the pictures we have on this page which I tried explain that you can also customize your parapet.
Most times designs apart from the standard design actual cost a bit more depending on the amount of polystyrene material that will be required

Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by chuberg(m): 2:06pm On Nov 12, 2017
Teewhy2:
Below are our work in progress of the building using the special design parapet, can you tell us how the design of the parapet look on this building.
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It looks straight,sharp but what I don't like is the cost for the installation of the parapet. Can't you guys find a way of reducing the materials cost? I see those casted beams as waste.

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Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 3:48pm On Nov 12, 2017
chuberg:
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It looks straight,sharp but what I don't like is the cost for the installation of the parapet. Can't you guys find a way of reducing the materials cost? I see those casted beams as waste.

Sir,
Not all building use roof beams, and if the building is not going to use roof beam we can still install the parapet on it. I believe the roof beam only make it more firm when it is casted with the parapet. This building already has its roofing done with no roof beams on it

Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 4:09pm On Nov 13, 2017
Mekzyz:
OP, Do you have a phone number? This email process is rather a slow one. People want to ask real questions and get answers on the fly. You are marketing a good product and you need to open up all avenues of advert. Do the needful and post your phone number.

Good day sir,
The reason for giving email address is that it makes it easy to send information concerning the product to the client and helps us keep records of correspondence with our clients.
we are sorry for the inconvenience this might cause.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by saydfact(m): 3:13pm On Nov 14, 2017
Teewhy2:
Below are our work in progress of the building using the special design parapet, can you tell us how the design of the parapet look on this building.

nice work OP
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 3:33pm On Nov 15, 2017
saydfact:


nice work OP
Thanks Sir.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Flaghouse1: 7:04pm On Nov 15, 2017
Teewhy2:

Thanks Sir.

Keep up the good work my guy, all the best in your endeavours

Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Cindino20(m): 1:02pm On Nov 16, 2017
Teewhy2:






Due to Popular demand and as we promised this is a detailed cost comparison between typical concrete cast insuite and Polystyrene parapet. we had to put a jpeg file as it is not looking well arranged on the site.
we would appreciate those people who are more into daily construction to also look at our analysis
for for further explanation you are free to place you questions or observations below

Good day Teewhy,

Thanks for the wonderful analysis.. If I understand correctly installing the polystrene paraphet will entail using soft wood and prolly light casting..If yes can you give an estimate of these 2 variables using the 57 linear metre in your previous analysis and update your previous comparison if possible.

I am interested in this as I ve a project which is 60 Lm and i have decided to use the polystrene paraphet.

Thanks in anticipation for a prompt and favourable reply.

Cindino
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 11:02am On Nov 17, 2017
Flaghouse1:


Keep up the good work my guy, all the best in your endeavours




Thank You Sir. we really appreciate your words of encouragement and the best wishes.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 11:55am On Nov 17, 2017
Cindino20:


Good day Teewhy,

Thanks for the wonderful analysis.. If I understand correctly installing the polystrene paraphet will entail using soft wood and prolly light casting..If yes can you give an estimate of these 2 variables using the 57 linear metre in your previous analysis and update your previous comparison if possible.

I am interested in this as I ve a project which is 60 Lm and i have decided to use the polystrene paraphet.

Thanks in anticipation for a prompt and favourable reply.

Cindino

Good day sir,
This variables are not really necessary, sometimes we don't use the wood if it is not available on site, The wood is just to make it straight and when it is not available we take our measurement and make use of lines and nails to set the boards, on the issue of roof beam casting, not all the installation require roof beam as well. if the client is casting a roof beam we will install on it before the casting and this make it stronger. I don't have an estimate of roof beam as we don't do roof beam casting.
where is the site located?
you can send your architectural plan to our email frugesarenaltd@gmail.com for us to also calculate the linear meters.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Cindino20(m): 8:59am On Nov 19, 2017
Teewhy2:


Good day sir,
This variables are not really necessary, sometimes we don't use the wood if it is not available on site, The wood is just to make it straight and when it is not available we take our measurement and make use of lines and nails to set the boards, on the issue of roof beam casting, not all the installation require roof beam as well. if the client is casting a roof beam we will install on it before the casting and this make it stronger. I don't have an estimate of roof beam as we don't do roof beam casting.
where is the site located?
you can send your architectural plan to our email frugesarenaltd@gmail.com for us to also calculate the linear meters.

Thanks for the response.

I do understand your points..there re several ways in which things can be done but there is always the best and standard way. You ve said and I quote

"I believe the roof beam only make it more firm when it is casted with the parapet. This building already has its roofing done with no roof beams on it."

So in your opinion the roof beam makes it more firm.

However you can also fix it without a roof beam..whats the guarantee that it wont fall off if fixed without a roof beam?

As you know a house is a long term investment and it is better to do things the right way from the scratch.

My site engineer has informed me that his original plan is to cover the last blocks (hollow)with casting but without rods..(no roof beams). will this be enough to hang the paraphet? will it make it firm as using a roof beam?

Lastly I will advise you add the estimate of the roof beam and also state that it is optional so clients can make an informed decision.

Thanks in anticipation for a prompt and favourable reply.

C.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 3:03pm On Nov 19, 2017
Cindino20:


Thanks for the response.

I do understand your points..there re several ways in which things can be done but there is always the best and standard way. You ve said and I quote

"I believe the roof beam only make it more firm when it is casted with the parapet. This building already has its roofing done with no roof beams on it."

So in your opinion the roof beam makes it more firm.

However you can also fix it without a roof beam..whats the guarantee that it wont fall off if fixed without a roof beam?

As you know a house is a long term investment and it is better to do things the right way from the scratch.

My site engineer has informed me that his original plan is to cover the last blocks (hollow)with casting but without rods..(no roof beams). will this be enough to hang the paraphet? will it make it firm as using a roof beam?

Lastly I will advise you add the estimate of the roof beam and also state that it is optional so clients can make an informed decision.

Thanks in anticipation for a prompt and favourable reply.

C.

Good day sir,
Yes if you are going to fill the hollow of the last layer of blocks with concrete. That will work fine , the material is actually not heavy.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by saydfact(m): 4:01pm On Nov 19, 2017
Cindino20:


Thanks for the response.

I do understand your points..there re several ways in which things can be done but there is always the best and standard way. You ve said and I quote

"I believe the roof beam only make it more firm when it is casted with the parapet. This building already has its roofing done with no roof beams on it."

So in your opinion the roof beam makes it more firm.

However you can also fix it without a roof beam..whats the guarantee that it wont fall off if fixed without a roof beam?

As you know a house is a long term investment and it is better to do things the right way from the scratch.

My site engineer has informed me that his original plan is to cover the last blocks (hollow)with casting but without rods..(no roof beams). will this be enough to hang the paraphet? will it make it firm as using a roof beam?

Lastly I will advise you add the estimate of the roof beam and also state that it is optional so clients can make an informed decision.

Thanks in anticipation for a prompt and favourable reply.

C.

From my calculation, using 12mm rebar, 8mm rings and 25grade concrete the beam wld cost about N3500 - N3700 per Linear Meter... Materials and Labour inclusive.

You can however use 10mm rebars and a lower grade of concrete since the polystyrene are super light weight... But not less than grade 30 I'll advice.

@Teewhy2 pls take note.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Cindino20(m): 8:21am On Nov 21, 2017
saydfact:


From my calculation, using 12mm rebar, 8mm rings and 25grade concrete the beam wld cost about N3500 - N3700 per Linear Meter... Materials and Labour inclusive.

You can however use 10mm rebars and a lower grade of concrete since the polystyrene are super light weight... But not less than grade 30 I'll advice.

@Teewhy2 pls take note.

check PM
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 11:36am On Nov 21, 2017
saydfact:


From my calculation, using 12mm rebar, 8mm rings and 25grade concrete the beam wld cost about N3500 - N3700 per Linear Meter... Materials and Labour inclusive.

You can however use 10mm rebars and a lower grade of concrete since the polystyrene are super light weight... But not less than grade 30 I'll advice.

@Teewhy2 pls take note.

Thanks for the analysis. Noted

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Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by legendsmother(f): 1:56am On Nov 22, 2017
I have been trying to reach you please reply ur mails thanks
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Daboomb: 5:52am On Nov 22, 2017
Teewhy2:
Frequently Asked Question.[center][/center]

1) what is the cost effectiveness of using Expanded Polystyrene material compared to concrete for users who are not building beyond a floor and are building on a dry land

Our Wire Mesh EPS panels come in modules of 1.2m and if you provide us with a drawing of your building we will do an Abacus (wall panel breakdown) and cut out all the wall panels including window and door openings needed to erect the building. These wall panels can be assembled in a day. Imagine all the walls of your building up in a day!! After panel assembly and M&E works, the walls are then sprayed and plastered. This building system allows for rapid assembly with little or no need for lifting equipment, less construction time and lower foundation costs compared to traditional systems because the material is so light. No skilled labour is required. If you are building a bungalow on 'dry land' as you say then you do not need anything more that a german floor slab or strip foundation




What if the next building is on small fire, will the heat alone not be enough to melt down our Polystrene Wall house?
Imagine if the house on fire was saved and our own that was just close-by has melted down completely?
Is that a possibility or am l just thinking too loud?
shocked shocked

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Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 10:36am On Nov 24, 2017
Daboomb:





What if the next building is on small fire, will the heat alone not be enough to melt down our Polystrene Wall house?
Imagine if the house on fire was saved and our own that was just close-by has melted down completely?
Is that a possibility or am l just thinking too loud?
shocked shocked

Sir,
with the way the building is done fire from a close house can't just bring down the building, the polystyrene panel is still been screed-ed. it has a special adhesive called poly plaster which is used in the screeding also your can apply cement-sand screeding on it which doesn't allow the immediate transfer of heat.
also let not forget that the polystyrene panels are fire resistance that is not just any form of fire affects it. The degree ( temperature) of fire that affects it will be ready to bring down most house constructed with traditional materials.
The panel even after been affected by fire doesn't burst into flames but shrinks in order not to increase the fire intensity.
we will be happy to explain more of this to you, if you still have further concerns.

Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Yhemzylee: 1:37am On Nov 29, 2017
I sent you an email already,please check and get back to me,keep up with the good work sir.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 10:25am On Nov 29, 2017
Yhemzylee:
I sent you an email already,please check and get back to me,keep up with the good work sir.

Thanks Sir,
seen and a response has been sent.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Sequoia(m): 7:32pm On Nov 30, 2017
Teewhy2:
Asese ibafo along Lagos ibadan expressway way

I am not too far from you - Magboro! I could come check out some of what you have and see what could be done to my development.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 3:10pm On Dec 02, 2017
Sequoia:


I am not too far from you - Magboro! I could come check out some of what you have and see what could be done to my development.

I will be expecting sir.
Re: Alternative Building Material (expanded Polystyrene) by Teewhy2: 10:31am On Dec 12, 2017
Look of joints

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