[Strawbale] gabions for foundation walls ???
martinmikush at gmail...
Wed Nov 4 13:16:10 CET 2009
You mention getting tyre foundation walls approved. I wonder if you (or
anyone on this list) know any precedents of small wood frame houses with
gabions as foundation walls?
I have to plan for a quick construction of a small (6.5x10 meters) wood
frame house in the foothills of a mountain here in Bulgaria (EU). Hot and
dry summe and a lot of gravell / stones available.
Do you (or anybody on this list) know about submitting construction drawings
of structures using "alternative" building materials , such as : strawbales
or tyres or gabions for approval supporting the "case" with similar building
structures approved throughout the EU?
I Hope that the EU goverment could be "pushed " for unification of building
codes towards sustainable , organic mataeriasl and theyr approval.
Barbara , I did visit (last day of) your workshop at Hotnica/ Bulgaria in
2008 and it was such a inspiring event in my life. Hope we can do more
workshops and spread the word by doing !
On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM, <strawbale-request at amper....muni.cz> wrote:
> Today's Topics:
> 1. Re: Tyre foundation (Barbara)
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 14:15:00 -0000
> From: "Barbara" <barbara at amazonails....uk>
> Hi Jure
> We have built several buildings using car tyres as foundations. All have
> full UK building regulation approval and are made using rammed stone or
> reclaimed road scrapings. As with all foundations you must remove all top
> soil and make sure that the subsoil is strong enough to take the loads of
> what you are building. You will find more information on our website
> www.amazonails.org.uk <http://www.amazonails.org.uk/>
> Good luck
> Barbara Jones FRSA
> The library extension that we helped design and build for Calderdale
> at Shelf, Halifax, has won the Halifax Courier Environmental Design Award.
> One of the buildings we have been involved in, the largest strawbale
> building in the UK, a saleroom of 1100sq.m built for Sworders Ltd, has just
> won the Sustainability Award from the East of England RICS.And has now won
> Commendation in the International awards!
> Barbara Jones FRSA, Founder and Director of amazonails, has been named
> of Outstanding Achievement 2009 by the UK Resource Centre for Women in
> Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC) for SET discovery, innovation
> Please visit
> http://www.ukrc4setwomen.org/html/news-and-events/news/?news_id=529 for
> WARNING! Strawbale building can seriously transform your life!
> From: strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz
> [mailto:strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz] On Behalf Of Jure Po?ar
> Sent: 01 November 2009 08:58
> To: Strawbale at amper....muni.cz
> Subject: [Strawbale] Tyre foundation
> I got attention from Tia & Donald and building a tyre foundation. How did
> turn out at the end and after some time now? I am planning to do a 2 rows
> residue tyre foundation for my house, so this is why I am asking. Are there
> any test done so far on what is the lifetime of such foundation and if any
> problems are encountered and what should you pay attention to. I am
> to make a first fow of tyres into the ground and the second above ground.
> Shall the tyres be filled with a gravel?
> Jure Po?ar
> Hope Mill
> Crescent Street
> OL14 5HA
> Tel. 0 (+44) 845 458 2173
> Fax. 0 (+44) 1706 814696
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