The largest piece for a 26 dome is a 10 ft. Long 2 x 8 timber, which is easily handled by one person. No special tools or expensive lift-equipment, like cranes or forklifts, are necessary to load, handle, or assemble an EcoHouseMart strut framing kit. MOON HOUSE D26 STRUT FRAMING KIT CHARACTERISTICS. The frame kit is made of kiln-dried solid wood.Species - Spruce or Pine. The frame is pre-sized for 2 floors. Height - 18' 6 (5.6 m). Total roof surface area 1,356 sq.
First floor area as advertised on the floor plan: 440 sq. Second floor area as advertised on the floor plan: 240 sq. For the second floor, you can cover the dome completely or leave an open to below area. Total floor area as advertised on the floor plan: 680 sq. MOON HOUSE D26 STRUT FRAMING KIT INCLUDES.
Precut and predrilled 2 x 8 struts. Exact size - 1 3/4" x 7 3/4" (45 mm 195 mm). All struts of the frame are made from kiln-dried select structural Spruce, which can withstand considerable compression and tension.We do not use automatic feeds or gang drills. All struts are individually cut and drilled at precise angles. In addition to purchasing lumber that is graded and rated for strength, we personally inspect each piece for knots or warping. You get only top quality struts that are accurately pre-cut, pre-drilled, and coded. Preliminary architectural drawings of the floor plan included (NOT STAMPED). Easy to Read Assembly Manual. Templates for cutting of OSB panel sheathing. Weight of the Moon House D26 framing kit: 4,400 pounds (2 tons), volume - 145 ft3 (4 m3). Hardware to assemble the frame. THE LISTING INCLUDES THE DOME STRUT FRAMING KIT ONLY. Approximate quantity of OSB panels (dimensions: 23/32 4 x 8') to cover the frame from outside is 58 pcs. NOT INCLUDED in the price of the kit! The floor joists are to be made of standard 2 x 8 (50 × 200 mm), which is NOT INCLUDED in the price of the kit! The coded framing parts are cut and drilled precisely fit. They are easy to identify, and they fit the way the instructions say they should. WE DO NOT SUPPLY ANY OTHER MATERIALS WITH THE DOME STRUT FRAME KIT IN THIS LISTING!! A distinctive feature of the EcoHouseMart dome frame structure is factory readiness. This eliminates the need to create blanks, fitting them to each other. All parts of the frame are made exactly according to the project using advanced woodworking machinery and delivered completely ready for assembly. Construction is easy and fast. The frame can be erected by two people in about two days. OSB is to be cut using the templates provided in the assembly manual. Estimated time - 1 day.
You can assemble the dome any time of the year. Interior wall finish: OSB, drywall or T&G board, or other interior finishing material of your choice.
Spray insulation or mineral wool insulation. Exterior sheathing: OSB panels (23/32 4 x 8') to cover the frame from outside (approximately 58 OSB panels, to be cut according to provided templates). Soft shingles to cover the dome.
Floor joists for 1 and 2 floors. Stopper bar - sawn block. Subfloor - OSB or sawn block. Spray insulation or stone wool insulation. Floor finishing: OSB or T&G floorboard, or other floor finishing material as you desire.First floor ceilings finishing: OSB, drywall or T&G board, or other interior finishing material of your choice. First floor - regular windows. Second floor - roof windows/skylights. Front door and interior doors. Casing board for windows and doors. Corners, bolts, washers, and nuts for fixing frame, floor joists, and frame to the foundation. Foundation (screw piles as an option, or any other recommended by your local engineer). Fixtures such as toilets sinks or cabinets. Here are just a few reasons.
The spherical design results in highly efficient and effective air circulation in both summer and winter. Less surface area makes the dome house less susceptible to temperature changes, and thus, inexpensive to heat and cool as compared to conventional, rectangular homes. The aerodynamic exterior means that cold and warm air flows around the dome house instead of forcing its way into the interior. The dome homes mirror the suns path thus maximizing solar gain all day, all year and they also distribute perfectly heat and sounds.
There are two reasons why dome homes are energy efficient: The ambient airflow inside the dome house is continuous, with no stagnant corners, requiring less energy to circulate air and maintain even temperatures. The energy required to heat and cool a dome house is approximately 30% less than a conventional building. The second is the high volume-to-surface-area ratio, requiring less building materials to enclose more space.The lower the ratio of a buildings outside perimeter to its enclosed living area, the less energy is required for building, heating and cooling. The sphere has 25% less surface area per volume enclosed than any other shape.
The dome house combines the inherent stability with the advantageous volume-to-surface-area ratio of a sphere. The larger the dome house, the more efficient it becomes.
This is demonstrated by doubling the diameter, which encloses eight times the volume. Given the inverted circular design of the dome house, the dissipation of energy is also carried out in a highly efficient manner. This means that the various sections of such a dome house can be rapidly heated and cooled in an even manner.
Dome homes offer the best structural integrity when compared to other styles of construction. This is perhaps why they have been in use since the ancient times, when building stronger and long lasting structures was a priority. The above features of dome buildings have become widely accepted in the modern construction industry and have revived the trend of such structures making them the best option for futuristic and modern architecture.
Why do dome structures save on building materials? The primary factor affecting the efficient use of materials and energy in the structure is its shape. Think of a soap bubble. A sphere represents the smallest amount of material surface area needed to enclose a given volume of space.A divided sphere becomes one of the most efficient shapes known to enclose a given floor area. Why are dome structures so strong? The nature of the spherical design provides strength because the stress is shared evenly by all the points of the structure. The dome shape allows environmental stress such as movement from an earthquake or wind or stress from snow loading to be evenly distributed throughout the structure. The geometry of the triangle offers additional strength to the dome shape.
Why do dome structures conserve less energy for heating and cooling? The answer again lies in the shape of the dome structure.The lower the total outside surface area (walls and ceilings) the greater the efficiency in energy use for heating and cooling. A dome has approximately one-third less surface area to the outside than a box-style structure. The amount of surface area exposed to the elements has a much greater impact on energy efficiency than insulation values. Additionally, heat loss from the foundation of a home is generally more dependent on perimeter length than the floor area.
A dome, having a smaller perimeter/square footage ratio than a box-style home, will lose less heat from the foundation. Efficient airflow inside that dome adds to the energy savings further; the curved surface of a dome provides a natural circulation of internal air.
Outside the dome, the shape of the dome provides an aerodynamic effect; the wind passes over the dome with less resistance. In comparison, a box-style structure provides a flat barrier to wind, creating positive wind pressure with air infiltration on one side, and suction, or negative wind pressure, with internal air exfiltration, on the opposite external surface. What other advantages do dome structures offer over conventional structures?
Interior advantages of the dome include greater freedom of floor plan design, cathedral ceilings, evenness of light, heat, and sound distribution. Domes display superior light characteristics as spherical shapes tend to amplify light while rectangular shapes tend to absorb light; in many cases, it is actually brighter inside a dome without any interior lights turned on than it is outside. Acoustical advantages include more even sound distribution and approximately 30% less outside noise infiltration. What kind of foundations can be used with the dome kits? The type of foundation best suited for your home is determined by the terrain of the land, the type of soil, and local building codes.
The foundation of a dome differs only in shape from that of a conventional house. We offer standard foundation plans on piles.
What kind of roofing does EcoHouseMart recommend? Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material as it is easy to work with and very attractive. Other options include wood shingles, metal shingles, and spray on roofs.
What kind of insulation is recommended? Standard insulation material is used. The most common choices are fiberglass or rigid foam.
EcoHouseMarts 2" x 8 framing members allow for 7 1/2" of insulation, sufficient for most climatic conditions. Other options include spray-in expanding foam which is very effective.
What about venting the insulation to prevent condensation? Condensation can form in a cavity when there is air in that cavity. Moisture enters on the air and if there is an air space the air must be circulated to prevent moisture from building up. That is why attics are vented in box type houses.
However, if the cavity is filled with a material that displaces the air, condensation is not a problem. That is why vertical walls on box type houses are not vented. They are filled with insulation.
The same applies to our domes. The walls are 2 x 8 and are filled with insulation. By using an expanding spray foam insulation, it seals up the dome so well that no interior vapor barrier is needed.What options do I have for windows? There are many choices in window design and selection available for a dome home. The first option is the skylights.
Individually or clustered, skylights maximize the usable space in any panel. Skylights maintain the graceful shape and highlight the unique architectural structure of a dome. Standard, conventional windows can be used in a dome when they are framed upright in the lower sections of a dome, or in a dormer.
Conventional windows are generally less expensive than skylights. A third option is conventional shaped windows that are specially designed for use in a sloping roof. These can be readily adapted for use in a dome home. We are happy to recommend sources of specialty windows to meet your individual needs. What kinds of interior finishing materials can I use?
You can use any standard interior finishing material such as drywall or wood paneling. What kinds of heating, cooling, and air ventilation systems can I use? Domes employ traditional heat and air conditioning, whether it be forced air, electric baseboard, or in-floor radiant heat. The plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems of a dome are no different than that of a conventional structure.
How do I find a contractor who will work with dome? Any licensed general contractor should be able to do the work. Can I put together the dome shell myself? All wooden components of the EcoHouseMart Dome frame are pre-cut and pre-drilled to exacting specifications and coded to make it easy for unskilled people to assemble them with precision and confidence. The largest piece of a 26 diameter dome is a 10ft.
Long 2 x 8, which is easily handled by one person. Over 90% of our customers erect their dome shell themselves. What equipment will I need?The only tools you will need are hammers, ladders, rolling scaffolding (desirable), and nail guns (desirable). EcoHouseMart Domes are completely free-standing during construction. No shoring up is needed. No special tools or expensive equipment, like cranes or forklifts, are necessary to assemble an EcoHouseMart Dome. We can supply different frame sizes for the dome, as well as different heights.
Please request a quote for the following dome diameters: 13ft, 20 ft, 26ft, 33ft, 40ft, 46ft. THIS DOME FRAME KIT IS MADE OF NORTHERN WHITE SPRUCE, EASY-TO ASSEMBLE. NO LABOR OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS INCLUDED! THIS FRAME KIT DOES NOT INCLUDE WALL FILLINGS, WINDOWS, DOORS, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, FIXTURES SUCH AS TOILETS SINKS OR CABINETS.
SO PLEASE CHECK AT YOUR COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT OFFICE TO FIND OUT WHAT IS REQUIRED. CUSTOMERS AGREE TO HOLD ECOHOUSEMART AND ANY AUTHORIZED DEALERS FREE OF ANY LIABILITY FOR IMPROPER INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF ANY ECOHOUSEMART PRODUCTS. MANUFACTURING IS CUSTOM AND ORDERS TAKE GENERALLY 120 TO 150 DAYS TO RECEIVE. Check with your local building official or Code Enforcement Office to obtain necessary permits and review possible site zoning, foundation, and building requirements or restrictions including, but not limited to: frost depth, soil-bearing pressure, drainage, etc.Ensure that the building requirements meet the specifications of the building package kit wind, seismic, snow load, exposure, etc. In some cases, engineering criteria required for your build site may warrant a building plan different from the standard. Our products are well shop-packed, which ensures the preservation of details during loading and unloading, transportation, and storage. Transportation packages are wrapped from 6 sides in waterproof polyethylene packing tape.
Transport characteristics: Weight of the Moon House D26 framing kit is 3,968 pounds (1.8 tons), volume - 134 ft3 (3.8 m3). It is packed on pallets in the package. It may be loaded on by one person. WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED DESIGNERS, BUILDERS AND NEW DEALERS THROUGHOUT THE US.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ECOHOUSEMART PRODUCTS! LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! Please request a quote for the following dome diameters: 20 ft, 26ft, 33ft, 40ft, 46ft. The item "MOON HOUSE 26 DIAM DOME FRAMING KIT PREFAB WOOD PRE-CUT DIY HOME FRAME A680SF" is in sale since Saturday, June 27, 2020.This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Modular & Prefabricated Buildings". The seller is "ecohousemart" and is located in Secaucus, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.