In the world of sustainable architecture and innovative building materials, Agriboard Green Building Systems™ wants to take center stage, showcasing a remarkable blend of simplicity, efficiency, and eco-friendliness with its innovative straw building products.
Builder: What is it?
Us: It's a wall made from straw.
Builder: So what do you use for insulation?
Us: Straw is an insulating material.
Builder: So then where does the straw go?
Us: Nowhere, it's part of the wall.
Builder: But, then what’s between the inside wall and outside wall?
Us: Straw, It's just one wall.
Much like the comedic confusion in the famous "Who's on First?" routine, Agriboard™ challenges our conventional understanding of construction materials by being everything in one: a wall made from straw that provides insulation, eliminates the need for separate layers, and redefines the way we think about structural integrity.
Agriboard panels, at first glance, may seem like an enigma: a wall made from straw that appears to defy the norms of construction. Yet, this innovative material is transforming the way we build while embracing the natural benefits of straw as a building material.
Straw: The All-in-One Solution
One of the most intriguing aspects of Agriboard panels is its core component - straw. Typically seen as a waste product in agriculture, straw has found new purpose in construction due to its remarkable insulating properties. Straw takes on a dual role, serving as both the primary structural element and the insulating material. This multifunctionality was achieved through decades of research and testing to create the patented green technology that makes up the Agriboard Green Building Systems.
The Insulating Mystery
One might wonder: if straw is the insulation material and the structural component, where does it go? The answer is both simple and revolutionary - the straw stays where it is, embedded within the wall. Agriboard Green Building Systems leverages the inherent insulating capabilities of straw by weaving it into the very fabric of the wall. This approach eliminates the need for the usual cavity space found in conventional walls, resulting in a single-layered structure that effectively regulates temperature and moisture.
The Single Wall Concept
Perhaps the most mind-bending aspect of our system is the eradication of the traditional notion of an "inside wall" and an "outside wall." During construction, there is no need for an extra layer between the inner and outer surfaces; the straw itself provides the necessary insulation. This not only simplifies the construction process but also reduces the consumption of additional materials, creating a more eco-friendly and efficient building solution.
While Agriboard panels make up the entirety of the wall, a weatherproofing exterior is needed. All traditional exterior finishes work with the panels, but your builder or local building inspector will know the best exterior to use for your location. As for the interior wall, you can actually leave it unfinished for a very authentic eco-conscious look and feel, or you can use stucco, breathable paint or drywall to finish it off.
Agriboard's "everything in one panel" approach might initially baffle those familiar with traditional construction methods. However, it is this very uniqueness that defines Agriboard's potential to reshape the construction industry. By utilizing straw as both the structural element and insulation material, Agriboard showcases a harmonious blend of simplicity, functionality, and sustainability. As the demand for environmentally conscious building solutions continues to grow, Agriboard stands as a testament to innovation that challenges conventions and paves the way for a greener, more efficient future in architecture.