By Brian Hodge
This useful advisor is written particularly for the owner-builder and offers step by step directions supported through diagrams and images.
It covers the development procedure from web site practise via to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. specific options for straw bale development and the mixing of those strategies with these of traditional condo construction also are coated, together with flooring, trees wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. suggestion is available on plumbing and electric paintings in a straw bale condo.
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6 Marking the position of the wall at a right angle to the first wall To plot the position of the final peg, simply measure from the nail in the third peg the correct length of the wall back to the position of the final corner peg. Now measure the length of the remaining wall. Where the two measurements intersect will in theory be the final position of the last peg. As a double check, measure the diagonal distance across the building site between the diagonally opposite pegs, and then for the opposing diagonally opposite pegs.
Bearer locations As the bearers are fitted directly onto the top of the stumps, the position of the bearers will determine the location of the rows of stumps. You first have to discover the direction of the bearers. This information will be found on the cross section drawing on your plans. Next you need to ascertain the distance between the rows of bearers, as this is the same as the distance between the rows of stumps. This information may or may not be on the cross section drawing, however it will be detailed in the timber specification section.
As is often the case, the solution was really quite simple. A huge chain wrapped around a mammoth gum tree. The gum tree had its roots very deep. Way past the unstable surface soil that the house had been relying on. We have all seen images on television of houses sliding down mountains after downpours of rain. It is likely that these sites would have been of P classification. indd 21 14/7/06 11:23:32 AM 22 B uilding y o ur s t r a w ba le ho me Basic configuration of a timber floor The basic configuration of a timber floor is as follows.
Building Your Straw Bale Home by Brian Hodge