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FAQs - Sand Bag Construction

The Eco Design sand bag building system makes it possible for anyone to build his or her own house. Please see our online-shop for more information.


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1 Is 900mm the maximum ctrs for the lattice?
2 Will the timber lattices not rot?
3 What is the advantage of sand bag construction?
4 When was this Sand Bag system developed?
5 Should I use brickwork columns on the corners for structural support?
6 How are the bags closed? Are they stitched?
7 How do we ensure the bags are of a uniform thickness. Do we use a jig?
8 Do the bags need to be UV proof?
9 Does the sand need to be dampened?
10 What type of sand does one use?

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"E-WIRE" lights by Andy Horn

The Eco Design lighting range is made from local or recycled materials. Standing Floor Lamps, Desk Lamps, Pendant Lights and Chandeliers are available. The lamp stands are from locally moon phase harvested alien timber. Recycled car parts are used as bases. Various paper shades & low energy LED light bulbs provide good lighting and create a beautiful atmosphere.

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We offer a number of construction & info manuals on our website on natural building technologies which specifically refer to the South African context. The info manual "A LIME DUNG PLASTER RECIPE" has recently been added to the collection.   Click here for more information.

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