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-> Re: GSBN:French building code (DTU)
     by Rene Dalmeijer rene.dalmeijer@...


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Date: 11 Feb 2006 10:48:42 -0600
From: Rene Dalmeijer rene.dalmeijer@...
Subject: Re: GSBN:French building code (DTU)

Andre,

I suggest you contact Duncan Lithgow. I know certain parts of the 
document have been translated in English.

Rene
On Feb 10, 2006, at 20:17, Andre de Bouter wrote:

> Dear Rene,
>
> On a personal level I share your opinion. But as 'lots of people' want 
> a french
> DTU to come about, I would like it to have as few mill stones as 
> possible
> if/when it comes about.
>
> Do you know if the 'Danish By og Byg Halmhuse' doc available in 
> English?
> Lars???
>
> Bye,
>
> Andre
>
>
>
> Selon Rene Dalmeijer rene.dalmeijer@...:
>
>> Andre,
>>
>> Beware of the pitfalls of a building code. What gets into a code might
>> turn out to be a mill stone in the future. The technology is still
>> rapidly developing and changing a once accepted code is difficult.
>>
>> At present one of the best examples of building practice that I am
>> aware of, besides the various US county codes, is the Danish By og Byg
>> Halmhuse document containing best practices and relevant data. I think
>> personaaly that this type of document/research is the best way 
>> forward.
>>
>> Rene
>> On Feb 9, 2006, at 14:41, Andre de Bouter wrote:
>>
>>> Helo everyone,
>>>
>>> As some of you know, France is similar to Crestone in that we have no
>>> obligation
>>> to follow building codes. This 'anarchy' is very much appreciated by
>>> the owner
>>> builders but has a the downside that we don't have the same common
>>> (owner
>>> builders and proffessional builders) incentive to obtain a french
>>> building code
>>> (called DTU).
>>>
>>> T support the/future proffessional builders there is a certain demand
>>> for a
>>> french SB DTU (so proffessionals can more easily be covered by an
>>> insurance).
>>>
>>> We hope to have a national reunion this spring, and a future DTU will
>>> certainly
>>> be one of the main subjects. Some feel that 1 building method should
>>> be chosen
>>> (imagine 15 cheese smelling guys and girls all having a different
>>> opinion on
>>> which method should be chosen) and other feel it should be a general
>>> code not
>>> excluding anything.
>>>
>>> My basic questions are:
>>>
>>> - Are there any building codes (or other documents) that you feel are
>>> so good
>>> they could be used as a blueprint.
>>> - How have you gone about in your country?
>>> - What's up in the rest of Europe?
>>>
>>>
>>> Any input is very much appreciated,
>>>
>>> Andre
>>>
>>> La Maison en Paille
>>> www.lamaisonenpaille.com
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