TIMBER SKELETON SYSTEM

TIMBER SKELETON SYSTEM
Detail:
TIMBER SKELETON SYSTEM
Product: Skeleton structure for a timber based rural house i.e. construction of column and roof only with provision for addition of walls etc. at later stage
Application: Construction of cost effective house in stages.
Feature: Secondary species of local timbers like mango are utilised. The system provides a span of 286 cm and an overhang of 177 cm on both sides and columns. Two such bays provide a room of 335 x 177 cm with two verandas of 408 x 155 cm size. The timber is treated against white ants by creosote painting. The two columns and members of truss are nail-jointed in the form of three components. These components are then connected together by bolts. It provides 15-40% economy compared to conventional timber structures.
Commercialisation: Demonstrated at various sites.
Economy: 25m2
Investment: Rs. 0.30 lakh.
Equipment: Nil
Raw materials: Timber, nails, bolts
Institute: Central Building Research Institute.
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