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Re: GSBN:Building license / planning permission for load bearing construction wanted. Lars Keller.

Hi Lars,

Several years ago we designed a loadbearing strawbale house, with a
structural engineer to certify the wall system.
Planning & Building Permits were obtained.The owner built the house

The house is 12.5 x 9 m externally, has verandahs all around, and a trussed
hip roof, & looks like the other stone houses in the district.
It is rendered with a mix of 6:1:1 sand:lime:cement & has chicken wire,
which I know is different from your proposal.
If you are interested you can see pictures of it on our web site by clicking
the link below: Country Gates Cottage.
Helen & Per Bernard.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lars Keller" larskeller@...
To: "Global Straw Bale Network" GSBN@...
Cc: "Barbara Jones" info@...; "John Glassford"
huffnpuff@...; "Frank & Ingrid" strawbales@...;
"Christian Kofoed" c.kofoed@...
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 12:59 AM
Subject: GSBN:Building license / planning permission for load bearing
construction wanted. Lars Keller.


One of the next months' most interesting SBC projects in Denmark is just

The aim is to create a healthy, sustainable SB house, being at the same time
the economically best option on the market.

The strategy is to go simple, using past experiences like:
- loadbearing
- relatively small - 80m2
- prefab trusses
- full verandah allowing for exterior earthen plaster
- gable / sky light to compensate for verandah
- all windows / doors are full height
- full wooden deck lifting the house up from moisture and radon

The concept includes two finish-levels:
- lock-up finish
- raw house finish

This next week we have the opening talks with the building inspectors. Land
is secured.
The next few months will be dedicated to designing and drafting.
During winter we will build the house.
We aim at being able to build the raw house (minus foundation work) in five
days with a 6 man crew.

At the moment we are creating as strong a case as possible pro loadbearing
construction for our meeting with the building inspectors on thursday.
In Demark the point is more easily taken by authorities, when you can point
to other countries and say: look, they do it, they are allowed, it is just
in Denmark that we don't...

So therefore: I am interested in any permits / building licenses. If you
think you might have something usefull, then drop me a line, and I'll get on
the phone.

All the best,
Lars Keller

Lars Keller
Friland 12 B
8410 R¿nde

+45 8668 0505 (landline)
+45 2024 0505 (mobile)


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