Welcome to the Ecodome

Published: 26 September 2023

Invented in Italy and made in New Zealand from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic, The Cupolex Ecodome system is a revolutionary method for sustainable foundation construction.

Composed of interconnected dome-shaped modules made of 100% recycled polypropylene, it acts as permanent formwork for Concrete floors. As the concrete sets, the domes become an integral part of the foundation, creating useful void spaces underneath.

This system provides a number of advantages for construction. Its utilisation of recycled materials and reduced concrete requirement diminishes the environmental impact of projects. Cost efficiency is also enhanced due to decreased labour, excavation, and material needs. Design-wise, it offers versatility to suit various foundation dimensions and configurations and removes the need for polystyrene from concrete foundations.

An added bonus is the void spaces beneath the foundation, ideal for rainwater management or improved drainage, protecting against water-related foundation issues. The dome design further ensures a decrease in both vertical and lateral soil pressures, offering a more stable base than some traditional methods.

The Cupolex Ecodome system’s adaptability extends to a wide range of building types from residential to commercial and industrial, to different soil conditions and terrains. And it provides a modern, environmentally friendly, and efficient approach to foundation construction, addressing many of the challenges faced in today’s building sector.

The Cupolex Ecodome is made in New Zealand by Cupolex solutions, and distributed throughout New Zealand by building merchants or direct from Ecodome.co.nz It is Branz and Codemark Certified, and H1 compliant. See the free online calculator at https://calculator.ecodome.co.nz/.

Learn more at  more: www.ecodome.co.nz or call 0800 287 6539