[Strawbale] load bearing in the Algarve
TD Michelle Mattesini
Michelle.Mattesini at EF...
Sat Jul 7 12:02:59 CEST 2007
Thank you so much for the link - the masonry part of the design looks to be essential to make the building legal. We have a couple of people who have built straw bale with timber frames interested in helping us so hopefully we can find a compromise!
Many thanks again for your help - much appreciated
From: strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz on behalf of André de Bouter
Sent: Sat 7/7/2007 00:05
To: European strawbale building discussions
Subject: Re: [Strawbale] load bearing in the Algarve
For more information on design considerations in seismic areas read
"Design of SB Buildings" by Bruce King.
Although I'm really not a fan of 'masonry-post and beam' it might be
difficult to find an alternative in Portugal. In Andalusia I
participated in the build of a sb house. A carpenter was found to build
the post and beam structure but he had clearly never built a post and
beam structure before in his life as almost all construction in that
region is done with masonry (even roof structures!). An alternative
could be to have a carpenter come from a more nordic country.
André de Bouter
peter weijnen a écrit :
> I would not think its advisible to build load bearing in the Algarve.
> Its has got its sismic activity every now and then, and one of the big
> earth-quakes of man-kind,Lisbon 1755 has its origin in a fault not
> very far away from Ponta de Sagres.
> I will be going on holiday in the area soon.
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