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By Brian Hodge

This functional advisor is written particularly for the owner-builder and gives step by step directions supported by means of diagrams and images. It covers the development method from website education via to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. precise concepts for straw bale development and the mixing of those strategies with these of traditional residence construction also are lined, together with flooring, trees wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. recommendation is on the market on plumbing and electric paintings in a straw bale apartment.

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Timber stumps that are constantly in a wet environment will rot. As if this is not enough of a problem, when it comes time to remove the rotted stump you will have to remove the mass of concrete at the bottom of the hole before fitting the new stump. If a timber stump that has been fitted onto a flat sole plate has to be replaced, it is simply a matter of removing the stump, dig the soil out of the original hole until the existing concrete sole plate is uncovered. 2 Timber stumps encased in concrete concrete sole plate.

On occasions you may find that the term spacings is used rather than centres (crs). In this instance the measurement refers to the actual gap between the timber. During the process of fitting the stumps you are going to need to put all the dirt that comes out of the stump holes back into the hole. indd 23 14/7/06 11:23:33 AM 24 B uilding y o ur s t r a w ba le ho me site, particularly if there has been some rain and the dirt has turned to mud. If the building site has not been excavated I would highly recommend that you clear any sticks from the site and mow the grass before you start marking the site for the stump holes.

If you are planning to remove the soil from your land, it will save you a considerable amount of time and money if you can locate a site as close as possible to your property to dump the soil. You might consider advertising in the local paper for anyone that requires free clean fill. The excavator may give you a quote for the work including disposal of excess soil but it is more likely they will charge by the hour. To have a place to dump the soil in close proximity to your property will affect any quote you are given.

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