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Re: GSBN:Stone Veneer over Bales

Hope this does not include lovely Tuscany style parapets as well


Graeme North Architects,
49 Matthew Road,
RD1, Warkworth,
New Zealand 0981
Ph/fax +64 (0)9  4259305


> From: "Bob Bolles" Bob@...
> Reply-To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
> Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 18:32:17 -0700
> To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
> Subject: GSBN:Stone Veneer over Bales
> We are in the process of designing several "Up-Scale and Environmentally
> Friendly", 2-story Straw Bale homes in Southern California - Unfortunately,
> they will be rather large; 5,000 Sf (465 Sq Meters).
> The clients, architect and contractor have agreed on a Tuscany style which
> will include a (concrete-based) "stone" veneer on the tower. I have already
> vetoed the stone over the Bales, but I felt that it would be best to run it
> past all of you just in the unlikely event that someone had figured out a way
> to make stone cladding vapor permeable (Yes, I know that's an oxymoron).
> Many thanks to all for the ongoing invaluable information~
> bb