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    Heat Thermal Resistivity/Thermal Conductivity

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    I am soon starting on building my house and I am not sure about witch material to use on the ground floor. 1st floor is going to be teak.
    I think about Q-con blocks, but anyone know if you can have the same effect with double brick wall (the small hollow one) with air or insulation between.
    Datasheet Q-Con: http://www.qcon.co.th/products/property_e1.php?id=e101
    Anyone have a clue about this?

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    Qcon has good insulation properties but lacks the horizontal strength of concrete block or red brick. Double concrete block with fiber insulation between is an option.

    Ground floor ceiling needs to have fiber insulation as well.

    Keeping direct sunlight of walls using shade plants and the like is important no matter what material you use.
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    Thank you for your answer. Any idea what kind of plants/trees is best for this purpose. I tought, as a start, to plant some banana.

    I planed to build something like this to get some shaddow on the walls

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    Quote Originally Posted by rune View Post
    Hi

    I am soon starting on building my house and I am not sure about witch material to use on the ground floor. 1st floor is going to be teak.
    I think about Q-con blocks, but anyone know if you can have the same effect with double brick wall (the small hollow one) with air or insulation between.
    Datasheet Q-Con: http://www.qcon.co.th/products/property_e1.php?id=e101
    Anyone have a clue about this?

    Thanks...
    I used QCON and it is very good, although more expensive than normal blocks, you also need the correct render

    maybe the double wall with a gap is OK but will also come in as expensive

    what Norton said about the horizontal strength is correct, but immaterial if the blocks are being used as infill between concrete columns. A more important facet about the strength is that QCON will not take very heavy weights, so where are you going to hang your massive TV?
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