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Building with rock question???

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    KirstyKirsty
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    Hi guys,

    I found this picture and I would be interested to know what the name of this building method is called?

    Looks like a cheap way to go and could possiblely be rendered over tthe top?

    #467309
    Shangri LaShangri La
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    that is a gabion wall – they are often used for retaining walls and roadsides.

    #467310
    KirstyKirsty
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    Ah thank you, now I can google my heart out now that I know what its called :tup: thanks Shangri La:hug:

    #467311
    KirstyKirsty
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    After googling it seems this method isn’t suitable for a building as such. I want to build a 8m by 4m soap making space/workshop so now I’m thinking about earthship method:shrug: I can get tires for free and if I can fill them with small rubble rather than soil I might be on to a winner?

    #467312
    Shangri LaShangri La
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    What about re using a shipping container?

    #467313
    GrethGreth
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    Have you considered trying to find an unroadworthy caravan? we picked up a 10m long one for $800, now sons bedroom, and doesnt have functional water/gas/power, but could have with a bit more work.

    That gabion wall might be a good way to decorate/insulate a steel shed too, hmm, my future herb/painting workshop has just been delivered – just posts, and roof, we still thinking how to add walls. Seconds Besser blocks, possibly rendered, was our best option so far. For insulation, I really don’t wanna go with steel, but may have to.

    #467314
    bluezbanditbluezbandit
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    I built a house with rocks using the slip form method. Very quick, easy and relatively cheap.

    Deb

    #467315
    KirstyKirsty
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    Deb, do you have a good link that explains that method a bit more? :hug:

    #467316
    bluezbanditbluezbandit
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    #467317
    KirstyKirsty
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    Excellent Thanks heaps :metal::metal:

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