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    • CommentAuthorGriff
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2013
     
    So, stil working on the possibilities of my garden office build, every page turned another bit of inspiration.

    Just been looking at some structures with dome roofs. Anyone ever tried one of these, looking to use hemcrete.....

    Some kind of former i suppose...but worried about structural integrity once thats been removed? What degree of curve is possible and what thickness does it need to be or even not be?

    Griff
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    Posted By: GriffSome kind of former i suppose

    Big inflatable former like a kiddies blow-up castle and then spray concrete over it. I think there's a French chap who specialized/popularised the technique.
    • CommentAuthorfinny
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    How big, what type of dome? Either way it would need more than hemp and lime to keep it up.. gridshell, or laminated strips, or clay tiles cross laminated, or woven structure from willow or hazel, then hempcrete or vermicrete cover?
    How far out will it be, and can we assume no building regs?
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    Timbrel vaulting makes nice domes :cool: :devil:
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
     
    Reciprocal timber structure?
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