What Is a "CBS" Home?


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A "CBS" stands for a Concrete Block System, which means that the home is built with concrete walls as opposed to wood frames. The five main types of CBS homes include concrete block, insulating concrete forms, autoclave aerated concrete, panel system and removable forms.

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CBS homes have gained popularity because of their low maintenance as well as their sustainability and lower waste. The homes are considered more "green" than traditional homes. These homes are also popular in areas susceptible to hurricanes, because the concrete tends to be much stronger and holds up better against high winds than traditional homes.

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