11 Building Materials That Will Make You Forget About Concrete!

Categories: Green, DIY, Homes / Dwellings



Ferrock is a new material being researched that uses recycled materials including steel dust from the steel industry to create a concrete-like building material that is even stronger than concrete.

Source: PBS NewsHour


AshCrete is a concrete alternative that uses fly ash instead of traditional cement.  By using fly ash, a by-product of burning coal, 97 percent of traditional components in concrete can be replaced with recycled material.


Timbercrete can be formed into traditional shapes such as blocks, bricks, and pavers.

Source: Caroline Court Potts

Source: Inhabitat

Let us know if you have used any of these alternative methods!  

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