1 February 2017
Physical properties of tyre walls in residential housing construction. The aim of the project is to develop resources for designers, architects, engineers, and builders, which will enable end of life (EOL) tyres to be utilised in the construction of “tyre walls” in the built environment, in particular residential home.
This project inspired by the “Earthship” sustainable house concept which utilises EOL tyres for the load bearing wall construction in homes. Approximately 1000 EOL tyres are used in the construction of a typical Earthship home, representing a significant reuse/recycling potential for EOL tyres if the system became more common in Australia.