Earthen Building Techniques
Shape for earthen Building
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 trench shall be of uniform width and foundation bed should be at same level throughout the foundation.
Foundation for sloping site
Building should not be built on land steeper than 20° (1:3 vertical: horizontal)
Mud Wall Construction
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
Block Wall construction
Protection of Mud wall foundation
Bamboo Reinforce in corner of Mud wall
Size of Column as per its spacing
Fixing post on base plate
Fixing Joist and Rafters