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  1. Rabbit91

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    Hello,
    I’m from Manjuyod , I am looking for a trusted builder/ contractor to build me a simple 50 sq.meter made of Nipa, Bamboo and Saksak roofing Hut. I just need 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom open kitchen and adjacent dirty kitchen with 3/4 wrap around Porch. I appreciate your assistance in finding me a reputable & bonded contractor.
    Thank you so much!
    Rabbit91
     
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    There is a guy from Bacong who does this I have seen a roof of 600sqm that he has done and it was a work of art, I cannot say it was of good sound construction but it sure did look good and just recently a friend of mine a retired builder from Germany had some work done by this same man and he is very happy with it, it is possible I could get his contact details from my friend? one thing I do know about Sac Sac roofs the steeper the pitch the longer it lasts and consider having it at 60 degrees for optimum longevity, even 45 will be better than the standard 30, the steeper it is the less water it holds and slows down the rot.
     
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    There is another alternative to Bamboo which is virtually Termite proof and will last so much longer, although Bamboo can be had that is treated for Termites, you can never be sure that this has been done or if parts of it had been missed?
    Steel stud frames clad with Hardiflex, the steel comes in a U type section and can be had in various widths and lengths. Just the other week I was in Zenith the hardware store to buy building material and while I was in their warehouse I saw these steel studs which were much thicker metal than most other I have come across at 1.5mm and 100x40mm in section by 6mtrs long and just under P600 per length, this would give a very strong structure once clad with the Hardiflex both sides, also the Gap can be filled with insulation material, now this can be the expensive part as there is very little demand for it here, Styrofoam, Rockwool and the likes, but there is a very and cheap alternative to be had here. wait for it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, this will blow your socks off,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Rice Hulls!!! this not a cock and bull idea of mine I was told this by a friend, did my research and low and behold he was spot on, meets all the requirement for insulation, also it is very resistant to catch on fire which you can further enhance, by spraying with a mix of Borax and Boric acid, still to check its resistance to Termites, but the Borax should solve that one?

    I would be pleased if anyone could come back to me and tell me any reason not to use this?
     
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    Sounds like a great idea.

    I once insulated a home with newspaper clippings. (wood fiber treated with borax.) This was done after the home had been constructed. Drilled holes in the walls and blew the clippings in with air.

    At $5.00 per ton, the cost of rice hulls per ft2 of a 12-inch deep wall is a mere $0.02.

    https://www.appropedia.org/Rice_hulls_in_construction
     
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    Would mice eat the rice hulls?
     
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    There is a strip mall being constructed on the waterfront towards Silliman beach. It is being constructed with this type of construction without the rice hull insulation. Metal framing, concrete board siding. This system used a lot of horizontal frames which would make it harder to fill with the insulation.

    The cement board used was like Hardi board with a smooth finish. How well would the render stick? It was not rough like this type:


    Would you render the joints with fiberglass cement board reinforcement tape?

    If the rice hulls were treated with borax and boric acid would this protect cocowood studs? (Instead of steel studs.)

    It looks like this type of construction is a lot faster than the block construction. Should be significant cost savings and shorten the time having to deal with the construction. Multiple stories would be lighter and handle earthquakes better.
     
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    [QUOTE="DAVE1952, post: 240917, member: 5694

    I would be pleased if anyone could come back to me and tell me any reason not to use this?[/QUOTE]
    I have used the metal stud and hardi-flex panels on the roof-deck covering the top of the stairs. Saves a lot of mess mixing sand and cement.
    For insulation I used the foil insulation twin walled and on both sides of the inside of the panels.
    I wouldn't built a house with this materials though.
     
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    I have used the metal stud and hardi-flex panels on the roof-deck covering the top of the stairs. Saves a lot of mess mixing sand and cement.
    For insulation I used the foil insulation twin walled and on both sides of the inside of the panels.
    I wouldn't built a house with this materials though.[/QUOTE]

    So hardiflex is just concrete? Any exterior surface (binding)? Is it internally reinforced? I heard of it but assumed it was a version of plasterboard, as used internally in the UK.
     
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    So hardiflex is just concrete? Any exterior surface (binding)? Is it internally reinforced? I heard of it but assumed it was a version of plasterboard, as used internally in the UK.[/QUOTE]
    Hardieflex is a fibre reinforced cement board. We used it almost 10 years ago in the walls and ceilings of a native style house. Then covered the exterior with rattan, spray coated with preserver. Providing it's not used for load bearing it's fine and still going today - we've never even had to replace a single panel so far. DSCF2380 (2).JPG
     
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    Highly unlikely as it is not easily digestible, termites will not eat it again they cannot digest it, but it is possible some of the big fast food chains process it along with bones and feathers and put it in their Chicken nuggets and Hamburgers?
     
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