- A block house can take a long time to build whereas with this system you can have a house weather tight in a few days and finished within months, depending on design and size of the project
- "The future of the business is certainly looking towards building developments, building social and council housing, working on Government Buildings."
EcoCocon was founded with the idea to find a way to create real and affordable cradle to cradle buildings.
Buildings that are made of renewable materials, and would last decades before being returned safely to nature after use. Buildings that would contain healthy, locally sourced materials and leave a minimal ecological footprint.
This company has developed a unique modular straw-based construction system. In the face of resource scarcity, straw is an ideal construction material. It’s renewable, largely available, and mostly has no other use. On average, their panels consist of 89% straw and 10% wood.
“Our goal is everybody can build sustainably with proper materials and we have created something that is simple to use.
We are selling to 27 different countries and we are on three continents and we are growing by 45% to 50% year on year for the last four years.
There is a big push on sustainability, people are becoming more and more interested in wood and they want to build something quickly whilst also being modular.
Passive Housing is quite big in Ireland and we’re also passive house certified,” explained Paul Lynch.
“A block house can take a long time to build whereas with this system you can have a house weather tight in a few days and finished within months, depending on design and size of the project.
“We’re building in Ireland since November 2022 and we have sent a number of buildings over in the last couple of months with approximately another 15 being shipped in the next 12 months.
On average, we are now also hearing from Architects and Engineers five times a week in relation to school buildings, houses and other projects. A lot of our clients in Ireland want to build passive, sustainable homes.
“The future of the business is certainly looking towards building developments, building social and council housing, working on Government Buildings and then to eventually have a factory in Ireland but to do that we need to get the system more familiarised and grow the market,” concluded Mr Lynch.