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Unusual Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs) — 12 Comments

  1. Dear Geiger,
    Delighted to see and hear about you and you work.I have always been fascinated by the production of cseb and going for a training next month at Auroville Earth institute on production and masonry in cseb.Recently I found in your blog about the designer ceb and the concept and aesthetics were awesome.Is it possible to produce blocks like those commercially using geopolymer binders.
    Keep up the excellent work.
    Regards
    Dr.A.Venkatesh Perumal

  2. Hi am interested in building a house with compressed earth blocks please provide me with any additional information

  3. i have a good question to ask ? Please can i add colour pigments to my laterite soil to produce compressed earth coloured bricks?

  4. In my experience, local power plants may or may not be interested in working with individuals seeking flyash. Some welcome you. Some shun you like you’re a leper.

    For small quantities, it’s usually a lot easier to ask the local concrete mixing plant. They will be happy to sell you some.

    For large quantities it is often worth the extra effort to acquire flyash direct from a power plant and avoid the costs of buying flyash through the middlemen.

    • I’m just reporting on some interesting CEB options. I’m not making any CEBs at this time. You’ll have to do more research and decide whether it makes more sense to buy them or make them. Is there a big supplier in your area who sells CEBs are low cost? If so, then it might make sense to just buy them. Transportation cost is big. Always try to buy local.

    • Contact local power plants for fly ash. There are plans on the Internet, although I believe the best quality machines are sold by a few companies. Search our blog for more about CEB presses. Auroville presses have a good reputation.

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