How to build a Wood house

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How to build a Wood house

  1. 1. AN AFFORDABLE ECO-HOUSE<br />V.HARIPRASATH D.C.E<br />
  2. 2. WHAT IS AN ECO-FRIENDLY CONSTRUCTION?<br />Eco-friendly construction is about building a structure that is non-harmful and beneficial to the environment and its residents<br />This eco-friendliness is achieved through:<br />An eco-aware DESIGN<br />Using MATERIALS that are natural and local<br />Using METHODS that save energy and material during construction; and harnesses natural elements to provide health and comfort instead of energy- intensive alternatives<br />A trained and well cared for LABOUR<br />
  3. 3. AN ECO-HOUSE IN ALIYAR<br />ECO-AWARE DESIGN:<br />Identified a flat expanse at client’s site (on a mountainous terrain) and thereby avoided unnecessary leveling<br />Avoided trenched-foundation and used tree poles instead <br />To not disturb or be disturbed by wild animals<br />To use abundant local material (wood) and avoid energy intensive trenching and hauling boulders from long distance<br />An open layout to maximize light, air and space<br />
  4. 4. Eco-Aware Design<br />Flat expanse and Pole Foundation<br />Open Layout<br />
  5. 5. SITE PLAN<br />
  6. 6. AN ECO-HOUSE IN ALIYAR<br />NATURAL & LOCAL MATERIALS<br />Palm tree pole<br />Bamboo Staircase<br />Coconut wood planks<br />
  7. 7. Why Wood?<br />AN ECO-HOUSE IN ALIYAR<br /><ul><li>Aliyarhas an abundance of coconut, palm and bamboo trees
  8. 8. Transporting boulders, bricks, sand, cement, steel and concrete machinery would be difficult and high on energy
  9. 9. Finding and retaining regularbrick-and-mortar labor in a remote site would be impractical</li></li></ul><li>AN ECO-HOUSE IN ALIYAR<br />METHOD<br />A palm pole based foundation overcame trenched-foundation-related issues<br />At ten foot raised basement provides protection from wild animals and wetness of the wooden flooring due to rains<br /> Simple varnishing on matured coconut wood panels retains a natural look without need for plastering<br />Wooden roof covered with alloy sheets provides effective protection from heat and cold<br />Wood panels with interlocking edges, simple nailing and coconut wood beams totally avoids any use of steel<br />
  10. 10. Eco-Friendly Methods<br />Applying Linseed Oil over wood planks<br />Interlocking wood panels<br />Alloy sheets over wood roofing<br />
  11. 11. Experienced labour is not available for non-standard work (like a wood house)<br />Had to hire un-trained carpenters and guide them on a daily basis<br />Had to adopt an experimental attitude towards work and team<br />Arranged for the team accommodation, food and medical care <br />Offered the team a large end-of-the-job cash incentive <br />AN ECO-HOUSE IN ALIYAR<br />LABOUR<br />
  12. 12. The Team<br />From left: Selvam (Carpenter), Hariprasath (Engineer), Chandran (Helper), Venkatasalam (Supervisor), Thangaraj (Helper) Arumugam (Carpenter), Murugan (Helper)<br />
  13. 13. COSTING<br />
  14. 14. MATERIAL LIST<br />
  15. 15. PROJECT TIMELINE<br />
  16. 16. THANK YOU!<br />V.HARIPRASATH D.C.E<br />hariprasath.civil@gmail.com<br />94435-49052<br />ADDENDUM: Next four slides are stage wise construction details <br />
  17. 17. FIRST STAGE<br />Locations for pillars marked<br />Earth work excavation for the pillars : 2’x2’x2’6” <br />Base concrete: 6” thickness<br />Erected the 12 feet palm trees 2’ into the foundation<br />Poured the concrete in the foundation around the palm tree to prevent termites<br />
  18. 18. SECOND STAGE<br />3”x6” coconut wood beams installed on the palm tree grid as base for flooring<br />2” thick coconut wood planks were laid on the beams to create the floor<br />
  19. 19. THIRD STAGE<br />4”x4”x7’ coconut wood posts were erected on top of the palm poles for walls and roof support .<br />Height of the posts on inner side is 9’<br />Roof skeleton: 2”x3” & 2”x4” wooden beams<br />First layer of the roof : 1” thick wooden slabs.<br />Second layer of the roof: Zinc-alloy sheet.<br />
  20. 20. FOURTH STAGE<br />Walls were erected with 1.5” thick wooden slabs. By using nails & fevical.<br />Doors and windows frames were also made withcoconut wood. <br />All furniture (dinning table, kitchen table, chairs, etc.) in coconut wood were completed as part of the project <br />

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