Sat, 19 Mar 2011 6:24p.m.
When it's finished, Carterton's community centre will withstand a major earthquake and barely be damaged.
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21/03/2011 2:03:25 p.m.
To Joss & Wayne: Would be very interested to hear from you for more info. Regards....Brian....email@example.com
19/03/2011 9:05:49 p.m.
Wayne & Joss Taylor wrote:
We have built our family home this way, we designed the system ourselves over three years ago, with threaded rods running through 200x200 douglas fir(does not have to be treated, so cheaper) square logs for the outer walls and 200x100 inside walls. We have No gib (save money again) in our home, is alot cheaper too than normal builds. Quicker to build and Fire & earthquake proof. As the walls are that thick if a fire they will smoulder not burn. If earthquake may sway if any. Natural insulation with the logs cool in summer and warm in winter. All engineer reports done, with us and our engineer. Council approved too.So just to say it is NOT too advanced for anyone if anything it is way easy, once you know how. Hope this helps, I have photos too, from start to finish. Can be any size. Our home is 8 bedrooms, 2 lounges. Would be quick to build a normal 3 bedroom home. Also ribraft floor =concrete and polystyren. Known as a floating floor.Kind regards Joss & Wayne
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