The Bogotá-based housing manufacturer, Woodpecker WPC (a subsidiary of Maeco) is literally brewing a new type of coffee – combining the fibrous strength qualities of coffee husks grinded together w... (Click to Read More)
The Bogotá-based housing manufacturer, Woodpecker WPC (a subsidiary of Maeco) is literally brewing a new type of coffee – combining the fibrous strength qualities of coffee husks grinded together with the durable qualities of 100% recycled plastic polymer to serve up a new modular building system that is equal parts strong, eco-friendly, long-lasting, rapidly-deployable, and affordable (a two-story chalet starts at $8,000 ) – bringing millions more within reach of high-quality housing throughout the country. In Colombia, Woodpecker has built around 3.400 houses with the material in rural areas where traditional constructions systems cannot go (concrete, bricks, etc.). Most recently, Woodpecker is building two-story townhomes in rural Colombia built with structural galvanized steel framing and integrating the same coffee wood walls and floors.
WPC (wood plastic composite) interlocking construction system connects WPC profiles without using steel frames. WPC profiles are stacked one on top of another and overlapped at the corners (notches). NO special tooling is required. We developed interlocking corners by notching the wpc profiles at the ends, resulting in strong structures that are easier to build. The main advantages of our material coffee wood are: Eco-friendly, splinter free, high resistance and durability, resistant to termites and insects, lightweight, easy installation tools, easy maintenance, resistant to the environment, NO combustion (fire-proof), no painting needed.
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Deployed to Date Detail: Colombia
Built Custom Plans? Yes