Airclad Inflatable Prefab Coming to Market

Airclad Inflatable Prefab Coming to Market

Trent Johnson
Nov 30, 2010

Airclad began manufacturing temporary inflatable structures back in 1995 and is now introducing permanent structures designed for those interested in an extra room, with lower environmental costs. The Airclads are easily transportable, require hardly any material compared with conventional construction, and come in a variety of sizes.

The prefabricated Airclad structures come in 3, 4, 5, and 6 meter widths, and can be constructed up to 20 meters long. The main core is comprised of wood and steel trusses, a bit of aluminum and some plywood. All materials used can be recycled. The trusses support an outside panel covered in fabric which come in options ranging from Clear ETFE to silicon glass. These panels inflate to a constant pressure and are regulated with a silent fan that runs only when the pressure drops.

Unlike most of the beautiful concept prefabs we see, this one's actually coming to market in the UK. Unfortunately, these mobile pods start at around $30,500. The good news is, however, it's something you can always deflate and take with you to your next home.

See more at Airclad.

(Via Treehugger. Images by Airclad)

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