What is your home made of?

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What is the principal building material from which your abode is constructed?

Wood
18
67%
Brick
8
30%
Stone
0
No votes
Concrete
1
4%
Steel & Glass
0
No votes
Wattle & Daub
0
No votes
Mud
0
No votes
Ice
0
No votes
Canvas
0
No votes
A Vehicle
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
 
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What is your home made of?

Postby Lord Foul » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:00 am

What is the principal building material from which your abode is constructed?

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Re: What is your home made of?

Postby clintmemo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:02 am

Brick is comparatively cheap here, so most houses are brick.
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Re: What is your home made of?

Postby Magmoo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:04 am

Stone foundation. Brick chimneys. Mostly made of wood.
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Re: What is your home made of?

Postby Lord Foul » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:05 am

Magmoo wrote:Stone foundation. Brick chimneys. Mostly made of wood.

Then the principal material would be wood, then?
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Re: What is your home made of?

Postby Magmoo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:07 am

Lord Foul wrote:
Magmoo wrote:Stone foundation. Brick chimneys. Mostly made of wood.

Then the principal material would be wood, then?


Yes but how much rounding are you comfortable with?
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Re: What is your home made of?

Postby Lord Foul » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:19 am

Magmoo wrote:
Lord Foul wrote:
Magmoo wrote:Stone foundation. Brick chimneys. Mostly made of wood.

Then the principal material would be wood, then?

Yes but how much rounding are you comfortable with?

A fair bit. Very few buildings are made from a single material, and then generally only the very simplest of designs, such as mud huts, igloos etc. I'm really trying to get a feel for the relative numbers of wood and brick houses, but I didn't want others to feel left out and I might be missing a significant other material that I had no idea was popular.

The main reason for the poll is that over here wood-built houses are pretty much unheard of. I'm curious how prevalent they are in other countries.
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Re: What is your home made of?

Postby Chad » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:49 am

Wood frame, brick exterior all around it, concrete basement/foundation. So while not equal I have three building materials taking up the majority of the construction.

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Re: What is your home made of?

Postby Lord Foul » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:07 am

Chad wrote:Wood frame, brick exterior all around it, concrete basement/foundation. So while not equal I have three building materials taking up the majority of the construction.

That seems to be quite a common combination in the US. Although wood framed houses are rare these days in the UK, they used to be far more common, so we do have a lot of timber-framed buildings, but most are very old.
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Re: What is your home made of?

Postby Chad » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:14 am

We have a LOT of trees here in the US. You guys used to but you turned them all into ships. :lol:

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Re: What is your home made of?

Postby Leoff » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:23 am

What I want on that list is a "wood and cement" option. From 3 feet above ground the construction is wood, but the bottom third is cement. More than a third, really, because the top floor is smaller than the bottom floor and basement because of the addition we had built. The basement is made of concrete eight inches thick.


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