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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 only.



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