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Why Use Plaster and Stucco as Sustainable Building Finishes?

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Beyond Beauty: Plaster and Stucco are Natural Winners for Sustainable Walls: Many people love plasters and stucco as sustainable building finishes because they look nice. But the advantages of a plaster and/or stucco for walls instead of paint go far beyond appearances. The ingredients in these finishes are found in nature, and they have been […]

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Efficient and Affordable ICCF Family Home 

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Working with Faswall was fast and manageable for these DIY-ers. Rob Story’s efficient and affordable ICCF family home project in northwestern Washington is a home and home office designed as a budget-friendly DIY residence. It is finished with beautiful interior lime plaster and exterior stucco. Rob Story is not a builder by trade, but he […]

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Understanding Basement Insulation

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We get so many questions about Basements, and how to best insulate them. If you want to go deep on understanding Basement insulation and water and temperature paths, Building Science has done an exceptional job. Faswall’s system of Natural Insulation for high thermal mass building is even better than these, incorporating insulation into the Faswall Block, […]

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4 Tips for Designing a Faswall Home

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Buddhist Temple in Texas Showcases Faswall’s Versatility

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High performance home Colorado

Home Exemplifies High Performance Building With Faswall

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Faswall Home Featured on Oregon Home Magazine Blog

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What DIY home builders say about Faswall

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DIY Home Builder Returns to His Roots with Faswall Home

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high performance, green builidng,indoor air quality, Faswall

Protect your family and yourself with great indoor air quality

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Efficient and Affordable ICCF Family Home 

Working with Faswall was fast and manageable for these DIY-ers. Rob Story’s efficient and affordable ICCF family home project in northwestern Washington is a home and home office designed as a budget-friendly DIY residence. It is finished with beautiful interior lime plaster and exterior stucco. Rob Story is not a builder by trade, but he […]

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Single Family Home Lost to Fire – Rebuilt With Faswall ICCF

Rebuilding in California Fire Zones; Fire Safe Walls When one family in Grass Valley, California, lost their home to fire, they didn’t want to rebuild a typical wood-frame home that would be at risk for another fire. They chose composite ICF Faswall Block System. “We wanted to build with an alternative material, because after losing […]

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Victorian Basement reconstruction

“I cannot recommend this product enough for anyone seeking a hands-on experience for building or renovating their own home. We used Faswall as our new foundation material for an 1894 Victorian house, and its consistency, stackability and ease of handling and tooling made the project a breeze. No extra cost or wasted material for concrete […]

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Portland Commercial Building Built with Faswall

Commercial High Performance building with Faswall Natural Composite ICF Blocks.  A sustainable alternative to foam ICF.

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Faswall Luxury Home

Building a Luxury, Lake Front Home with Faswall Proving that beauty and energy efficiency go hand in hand

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Warmth and Integrity- Why Faswall

In a nutshell, my experience working with Shelter Works as well as building with Faswall was excellent, exciting, fulfilling and rewarding. My story with Faswall is long and I encourage anyone considering building with Faswall to thoroughly read my testimonial. I built a house, 12 years ago, when we lived on Maui. It was a […]

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Neal House Construction 2011

A personal blog about building in the California Bay Area with Faswall. http://jonharv.blogspot.com/2011/   “I’ve been very pleased so far with the ease of assembly and cutting blocks to form a straight and true wall.  The workers, who are skilled in carpentry and to a lesser extend masonry, seem to work with the new construction […]

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Growing Food Year-Round with a Faswall Greenhouse

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Buddhist Temple in Texas Showcases Faswall’s Versatility

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Passive Solar Home built with Faswall

Betsy Hunter, Yakima, Washington Read their blog detailing their building experience. “Our new passive solar home will be built with Faswall block. The Faswall material is ideal for this environment and will help keep us cool in the summertime and warm in the winter. It will give us strong, fire-proof walls and a quiet interior… […]

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