Next in the series, this time in Portuguese as well / Também em Português que é traduzida abaixo do parte Inglês
This list of posts, about our land, progressing at the pace of The Snail is here, with the bits already done shown.
Adega / New build bit (today's entry)
A note on building materials
The transit camp
The adega is a single storey ruin with the roof falling in, attached to the house, forming an “L”. It’s main feature is that the back wall is the hill itself – a huge face of granite rock. The other walls are fashioned outwards from it. The roof had rested on notches at the top of this rock.
Here we will raise a new first floor – for the kids rooms. This is pretty much the only bit of new building around the main house. We want to go for straw bale construction, probably with light timber frame on the South facing side – because glazing may exceed 50%, but partially to placate the local planning office who have never seen a straw bale application or building and are likely to be slightly phased / chuck it in the REJECT pile.
On the North side we may get away with load bearing (this is where the straw bales provide the structural strength – rather than a timber frame with the bales filling in between but taking no load from the roof). This is far less expensive than using a timber frame structure because of high timber cost. There is now plenty of precedence of load bearing buildings: up to three floors high.
Time frame for this straw build is between July and September. Depends on harvest time for straw – which should be around July I’m told. Let us know if you want to participate, learn, labour, cool your roasting self in mellow river for siesta time option.
Straw is harvested in July, so the straw bale elements will probably start in late July or early August. Very hot then, so we could delay that till September. This also depends on who we can secure as the trainer / lead builder for the straw build.
A adega é por um único piso ruína com a queda do telhado, anexa à casa, formando um "L". É característica principal é que a parede traseira está a colina em si - uma face da enorme rocha granítica. As outras paredes são formadas a partir de fora dela. O telhado tinha descansado em entalhes no início desta rocha.
Aqui vamos colocar um novo primeiro andar - quartos para as crianças. Isto é o principal construção novo em torno da casa principal. Queremos utilisar faldas de palha para construção, provavelmente com uma sturctura basico de madeira virada para o Sul do lado - porque vidros no podem exceder 50%, mas parcialmente para aplacar a camera local que nunca viram um projecto com palha ou de construção e aplicação são susceptíveis de ser ligeiramente faseada / deita na pilha REJEITAR.