Hyderabad-Based Institute Develops Eco-Friendly Tiles
The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR) has developed an innovative range of tiles which can help in promoting low-cost and environmental-friendly buildings.
The compressed stabilised earth tiles have been developed as part of the efforts to promote sustainable eco-friendly housing technologies, said a senior official of the Hyderabad-based institute.
The process will help in making mud blocks, roof tiles, floor tiles and paver blocks, using locally available soil, along with small quantities of cement. All this could be done using hand-operated compression machines that would come at affordable prices.
"Initial trials have shown very promising results in developing roof tiles which can be used as filler material for concrete roof slabs, floor tiles and paver blocks for outdoor pathways," said the official.
With inputs from Housing News