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[Cob] roof first, roof second...posts?Anna Young avjyoung at shaw.ca
Wed Jan 17 21:33:50 PST 2007
Late responding to this one; we are looking at this one too with our big cob/strawbale/timberframe house. What we are planning is to put the timberframe up with joists, bracing etc so it is stable, then cover over the roof area with heavy plastic and tarps on top to protect the plastic from UV damage. Guttering as well. Then we have a dry building area underneath, which is great as we are in a rainforest climate, plus when the cob gets uncomfortably close to the roof, we can peel back the tarps and work in between the joists. Then put the roof on. This also means we can spread out the time between the large $$ of the timberframe and the even larger $$ of the metal roof which works for our budget. Cob is not loadbearing in our design as we are going the permitted route.... Anna ----- Original Message ----- From: "Patrick Newberry" <PNewberry at habitat.org> To: <coblist at deatech.com> Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 6:29 AM Subject: RE: [Cob] roof first, roof second...posts? I went with the roof first because I knew I would be building a a very slow pace. (took several years). Of course living in a climate such as middle Georgia gives us, not having walls was not too big a deal. I used local timber as well to support the roof but did not remove them but rather they are build into the house. We just build the cob wall up to the roof. One good thing is that since in most places they are located such they have proved useful for hanging stuff, nailing into etc. Pat. > > My wife and I are deep in planning stages for our *huge* cob house project. > Well, not that huge, but maybe bigger than some. Anyway, we're trying to > decide about the roof. Whether to build it first, and then build the walls > up around it, or build the cob walls up and use them as the load bearing > part to hold the roof up. > _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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