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Guinea Guards

Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:32

Put up some netting to keep the guineas off the roof.

Published in Blog

Catching Rain

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 21:54

The barn now has a roof and gutters, and has caught some rain.

Published in Blog

Brick Roof

Friday, 15 June 2012 23:26

An arched brick roof is cheap, strong and natural. Many very old buildings with this roof survive to this day.

Published in Roof

Living Roof

Friday, 15 June 2012 22:52

A living roof is exactly what it sounds like. You have soil as your roof and plants grow to cover it. It is beautiful, keeps your home cool, cheap and natural.

Published in Roof

Metal Roof

Friday, 15 June 2012 21:55

There is almost nothing faster than a metal roof, so if speed is your priority, metal is a great option. However, it is expensive, not particularly durable, heats up in the sun and is loud in the rain.  

Published in Roof

Latex Concrete Roof

Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:40

Latex concrete lends itself to unique and sweeping shapes that you couldn't achieve with many materials. It is cheaper, but slower than metal, and quicker, but more expensive than poured concrete.

Published in Roof

Concrete roof

Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:25

A poured concrete roof is about as strong as you can get. You will be able to walk on it without ever thinking twice about falling through.

Published in Roof

Insulation

Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:07

The roof is where you will lose most of your home's heat, as well as being the place that will heat up the most in summer. So if you want to conserve any energy put in to heating or cooling your house, you will have to pay special attention to insulation.

Published in Roof

Using Metal

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 21:27

Metal is expensive, but it is strong and fast. It can be an invaluable item while building your home, having so many different uses.

Published in Metal

Rainwater Catchment

Friday, 13 April 2012 17:42

Catching rain water from your roof is the most accessible source of water off-grid. Everyone gets at least a little rain, and if you size your roof and storage to match your annual rainfall, you need never go without water.

Published in Water Sources

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