Working through RT2012

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These are the headings on the RT2012 form.  Administratif. This is where the address, owner details, and the cadastre info relating to the plot along with any third-party project management…

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Connecting Services

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With things moving along it's time to get our services connected. The seller had to pay the commune £3.5k (per plot - he had two) for the network to be…

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A 1.8m deep foundation, really?

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After receiving the results of the soil study, we had to dig deep in more ways than just into the ground. Was it all over before we'd begun? It took…

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For better or worse, a soil study
Sole Terre conducting a soil study on the (future?) site of our strawbale house

For better or worse, a soil study

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With things progressing and our hopes elevated, we decided to go ahead with a soil study before signing. We've seen so many plots since this journey began, including: plots that…

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Email sent to Jean Baptiste Thevard

Bonjour Monsieur Jean Baptiste Thevard, J'ai récemment aidé un ami à construire une maison Greb et je prévois de construire une maison Greb à Puivert en France. J'ai le livre…

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Here it is.

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Up until now we've been using this blog as a "bucket" - to capture information, share it between us, and enable us to find it quickly when we need it.…

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Greb wall shear strength

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http://wp.approchepaille.fr/technique-greb/ " the bracing is ensured on both sides of the wall by a double masonry mortar. Laboratory tests have shown mechanical shear strength well above the requirements of Eurocodes and…

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Find out about Seismic Risk

In France, there is a useful database that you can search to find out about the level of seismic risk for your commune. First choose your region(click the map or…

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Further seismic (sismique) research

Seismic consultant in Pacific Northwest Name: BJ Cure ( structural engineer focused on improving earthquake resilience in the Pacific Northwest ). Can be contacted at bjcure@cascadiarisk.com http://www.bjcure.com/ His company is…

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