[Strawbale] round houses

Chug. chug at strawbale-building....uk
Tue Mar 20 13:15:10 CET 2007

Hi Rikki

I have done some round L/B buildings from 4m up to 10m diameter, bigger is 
easier with less curving/shaping of bales
for the roofplate you can either bend 4" or 6" x 1" inch thick (100mm or 
150mm x 25mm) timber to shape and double it up overlapping the joins for 
strength and then clad in plywood,
or make a standard roofplate by connecting short sections of timber with 
angled edges to make a sixteen (or more) sided shape which roughly follows 
the circle shape and then clad in plywood.
I have also seen a poured concrete version too, but I suspect like most of 
us you would wish to steer clear of concrete

bale on
chug at strawbale-building....uk
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rikki Nitzkin" <rikkinitzkin at earthlink...>
To: <strawbale at amper....muni.cz>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:13 AM
Subject: [Strawbale] round houses

Can anyone send me photos/advice about building round roof/base plates for
loadbearing, round SB houses?


Rikki Nitzkin

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