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Old 12-28-2006, 10:16 PM   #1
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Can Durock Build an entire house?


Is this possible? I was told so but can't fully see it.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:17 PM   #2
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No, but builders can.

If you mean, could you use durock in place of drywall throughout a house, I'm sure you could, but why would you want to?
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very tight budget. That's why.
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:21 PM   #4
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Durock is harder to cut, install and finish than drywall, or everyone would use it. Still not sure I'm understanding the ?
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:08 PM   #5
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Ok it's like this. We wanna build wall house here in Barbados but the total came to $230.000. Way too much for us. So we heard of Durock. And many high class people use Durock to build their houses. The foundation was mainly blocks, cement etc, while the walls was made of Durock . And now today I found out that it was something called Cement Board that was used. You know anything aout this Cement board?
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Is this for interior wall surfaces or exterior wall surfaces?
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Old 12-30-2006, 05:39 PM   #7
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Much of the area uses concrete block for the home itself because of wind and hurricanes. Are you covering the block walls?
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I'm not into construction. We are looking for a very cheap way to build wall house without using blocks for walls period. I was told that Cement board can be used as walls. Foundation will be blocks.
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Cement board, durarock, wonder board, what ever you want to call it is screwed to studs. If that is a permissible building method in Barbados and is cheaper than block wall is, I suppose you could build with it. It would have a lot joints that would need to be filled. A coat of stucco or something would be required.
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Instead of looking for a "cheap" way to build a house, why not build smaller with quality and add on in the future when you can afford it? I'd always side with quality!
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I'm not into construction. We are looking for a very cheap way to build wall house without using blocks for walls period. I was told that Cement board can be used as walls. Foundation will be blocks.
Just remember the three litle pigs. The block should not be too much $$ when you consider the end result.

They do make cement walls but it's not durarock. That is for backing tile in a bath or other wet area. The cement walls are more like a prefab stand up wall made from concrete. Good luck
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