Home Building Techniques
Home building techniques often refers to the various types of construction methods for each element of
the build. Walls for example are usually either full masonry construction or timber frame.
Roofing structures also have variations for home building techniques such as traditionally carcassed using sawn
timbers on site by the carpenter to a pre-approved design by the house extension designer or pre formed roof
trusses made in a factory and brought onto site ready for simple erection.
Other techniques are also coming online for home building such as the use of SIP panels for the walls, roof and
floors. These are normally engineered factory made composite structural panels incorporating timber and
insulation bonded together to form a very strong ridged but light weight fabric that can be simply erected on site
between a framework or as a jointed component.
More radical home building techniques can include the use of rammed earth tyres for walling or straw bales to
satisfy the eco-mentalists amongst us with their beards and Jesus creepers but these are few & far between -
usually one off experimental projects for the great unwashed who have obtained some form of spurious left wing
think tank funding.
NOTE - These are general discussion articles