Recycled Rubber ❯ Tyre Roof
The roof of this house is made entirely with re-used tires ! Nice idea !
++ Photo by Jennifer Loring !
I bet it smells aweful when it gets hot though ;-/
water resistant… :)
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but wouldn’t tires make it BURN faster?
Waooo, amazing … But I’m not sure it’s so “green” when I think about the number of Pakistani they killed to collect so many used sandals :-(
whenever i see things made of recycled tires, all i can think of is how i gag when i go into the tire store – i can’t imagine that those things smell good -are are healthy :/
I would like more info and more pictures. Did yo blog about this perhaps. I want to know how this works. Used tires are the new “natural” resourse.
@Jeff : contact directly Jennifer here : https://www.flickr.com/photos/jenniferloring/
maybe she has more pictures ?…
Adorei esse telhado, aqui no BRASIL é o que mais tem jogado fora!
The term for the smell is ‘off gassing’ and occurs when tires are exposed to UV light – so yeah it would smell and the roof would burn toxicly if it caught fire as plenty of oxygen to mix with. Tires walls covered in plaster/render don’t off gas and don’t burn unless exposed.
I bet these tyres are under some kind of treatment. Personally I prefer roofing made of plastic with the same red color of ceramic, it seems recycled but I’m not sure (I hope it is).
What a great idea…
i believe we’ll be trying this.
I bet it get really hot come June, July and August.
I am constructing a treehouse and am going to try out the idea of using old tires for roofing material.
That is really cool
uuuhhhhmmm not until there’s a fire and all that rubber burns……
nice idea…..but tend to agree about the smell, fire hazard……and, I think, a lot of heavy metals associated with Tyres?