Sustainable Building Materials
Zeocrete building solutions are low-cost, low-tech and fast-curing materials made from weeds, plants and natural binders.BOOK YOUR TRAINING NOW
Just like Hempcrete, only better - Zeocrete is a biocomposite concrete alternative that is lighter, stronger, more durable, breathable and sustainable. Zeocrete is made from local plants and weeds taken from your land or environment.
Are you a professional, owner builder or an enthusiast ready to learn new ways to build affordable and sustainable homes?
- Plant waste and weeds as inputs
Why choose to build with Zeocrete?
Natural plants and wood waste, when combined with magnesium binders, offer unique and extraordinary properties that stand head and shoulders above conventional building materials.
The many advantages of building with Zeocrete include superior thermal mass, temperature and noise control, strength and durability, low maintenance, fireproofing, mould and pest deterrence, as well as its aesthetic beauty and the pleasure of building with natural and environmentally sound material.
When you build with Zeocrete, you are actively capturing and storing carbon (it’s called carbon sequestration) for the life of the building. Additionally, unsealed Zeocrete surfaces will continue to draw in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Using healthy building materials creates a healthy living environment which is great for you and all that use it. Unlike metal, concrete and plastic composite building materials, which are cold, “dead” and full of chemicals, Zeocrete creates natural, warm and toxic-free constructions.
“Grow your own home using the weeds and plants growing in your own backyard. Weed it. Mix it. Form it.” - Richard Glasser.
HERE’S HOW THE ZEOCRETE SYSTEM WORKS
Your aggregate includes readily available wood chips, sawdust and a magnesium binder. You can source wood chips from a local garden supplier or from weeds growing in your own backyard. Your aggregate will determine the functional and aesthetic properties of your building material.
Blend and mix Zeocrete with Zeo’s easy to follow formulas and methods.
With reusable moulds and low-tech equipment, virtually anybody can successfully make Zeocrete building materials like panels, blocks, SIPs, tiles, floors, benchtops and more.
Pour the Zeocrete mixes into formwork, moulds or wall cavities.
Pack, tamper and form to establish the density and aesthetic features required. Wait a few hours, watch it cure, and remove the formwork when needed. Enjoy your great work.
THE ADVANTAGES OF BUILDING WITH ZEOCRETE
- Unlike Hempcrete, Zeocrete cures and is ready to use super fast.
- Little more than low-level skills are required to make Zeocrete materials.
- Zeocrete materials are cheap to make (you can literally grow your own home).
- You can use local weeds, plants or sawdust to build your next home.
- You only need low-tech equipment and tools available at most hardware stores and co-ops.
- All Zeocrete building materials are 100% non-toxic and sustainable.
HISTORY OF ZEOCRETE
Cultures throughout the world have built homes using local natural materials for millenia.
Only since the industrial revolution have homes been mass-produced using toxic materials and composites and planned for obsolescence.
Zeocrete was born from a deep frustration with the lack of sustainable, affordable building materials on the market. Hempcrete became popular but limited availability and long curing times forced us to create something better.
We asked ourselves: why not use readily available local plant materials and faster acting binder?
From this, Zeocrete was born as a pragmatic solution using age-old building principles for safe and sustainable homes and workspaces.
For Using Zeocrete
Make floors that are not only sustainable but look sophisticated.
WALL PANELS & TILES
Make wall panels and tiles onsite for ease and efficiency.
Discover sustainable and efficient living.
No worries if you already have built your home, Zeocrete can be used after the build to create warm and livable environments.
Create and make bench tops that are natural, stunning and are made from weeds.
BRICKS & BLOCKS
Build your own home by making your own bricks.
TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS
Our Zeocrete Training is a transformational experience, integrating nature, built environments and raw materials with easy to learn artisan skills
for the deepest expression of sustainable living.
This training is for individuals and owners builders for private use only.
Partner with Zeocrete to expand your manufacturing or construction business by making Zeocrete’s sustainable building materials and prefabricated solutions.
This opportunity is for commercial customers seeking to leverage the sustainable building boom.
We Support You With Everything You Need
To Build With Zeocrete
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Our training and support gives you easy-to-follow steps and know how to transform readily available bio-materials into practical building components.
PEACE OF MIND
The Zeocrete system shows you how to create low-tech, low-cost building materials using local resources for affordable, sustainable constructions and homes.
Easy to follow steps and solutions for building beautiful structures and finishings that will stand for generations.
Simple formulas anyone can follow.
Zeocrete is the real deal - no petrochemicals, nasties or mined metal elements … nothing harmful to human or animal health. Tactile, warm, human-friendly spaces - just like we used to build.
NOT SURE IF A ZEOCRETE IS FOR YOU?
Zeocrete isn’t for just everyone. To help you decide if it's right for you so you don’t waste time and money.
WHO IS A ZEOCRETE FOR?
- Building professionals.
- Owner builders.
- Green home enthusiasts.
- Interior desingers.
- Land owners.
- Green waste removalists.
- Local councils.
- Building material manufacturers.
- Socially responsible businesses.
- Community care groups.
WHO IS A ZEOCRETE NOT FOR?
- People unwilling to change old ways.
- People unaware of the pressures on the environment.
- Owner builders who don’t care about their living space or natural environment.
- Building professionals not willing to innovate and evolve.
- Manufactures unwilling to create innovative, sustainable products.
- People who don’t accept there is a social and environment need for change.