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Earthen Building Techniques

Shape for earthen Building

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Breadth to Length ratio for building and also for room enclosed by load bearing walls should not exceed 1:3

It is recommended to have one storied building with additional attic floor if necessary and maximum height of building should not exceed 8 times the wall thickness of superstructure.

Foundation

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Foundation trench shall be of uniform width and foundation bed should be at same level throughout the foundation.

Foundation for sloping site

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Building should not be built on land steeper than 20° (1:3 vertical: horizontal)

Mud Wall Construction

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Mud wall should not exceed 300 mm in height, once its made, it should be left for 3-4 days for drying before laying another layer in it.

Rammed Earth wall

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Block Wall construction

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Protection of Mud wall foundation

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Bamboo Reinforce in corner of Mud wall

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Size of Column as per its spacing

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Fixing post on base plate

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Fixing Joist and Rafters

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Mud Roof

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Clay tile Fixing

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GI Sheet fixing

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Bamboo Flooring

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Bamboo Roofing

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Bamboo Vertical Reinforce

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Timber Band

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Gable Bands

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Diagonal Bracing

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DPC

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Drainage

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