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-> Re: GSBN:Thatching problem in Texas
     by Rene Dalmeijer rene.dalmeijer@...


Date: 27 Aug 2005 12:10:24 -0600
From: Rene Dalmeijer rene.dalmeijer@...
Subject: Re: GSBN:Thatching problem in Texas


I have just made a green roof with a weight of 40kg/m^2 which is 
roughly 8 lbs/sq ft which is most probably lighter that you would 

If you want some more details contact me directly.

On Aug 25, 2005, at 05:48, Thangmaker@...:

> We build a learning  center for our Permaculture courses from Straw 
> Bale,
> Cob and Thatch.
> However, we made a  big error, and made the slope of the lower roof too
> shallow, and the thatch is  rotting away.
> We are trying to save  the building and are looking for an alternate 
> roofing
> material for the North  section, about 20 x 40 Feet that will blend 
> and or
> compliment the  thatch.
> We considered wooden  shingles, but it looked awful, probably because 
> we did
> not do it  nicely.
> Than we thought about  very light gunite, don=92t know if the rafters 
> (cedar)
> and yupon cross members would hold the  weight.
> A green roof would be  another alternative, but again the weight would 
> be a
> concern
> In other words, we  need advise and/or help in the implementation
> The slope from the windows down is  in the thirties (I think)
> The part above the windows is fine  and does not leak, there we have a 
> slope
> in the  fourties.
> The rafters are cedar trunks, and  are already bowing under the load 
> of the
> thatch, so I would be concerned about  what happens when you add 
> material for a
> green  roof.
> Let us  know what you think, we wold love to have you come out to the 
> farm
> (100 miles east of  Austin) there  yourself,
> Best  Regards
> Cas  Vanwoerden


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