Bamboo house design on stilts using bamboo
Do you want a house made of bamboo because it has an environmentally friendly destination. Of course you are asking whether the bamboo structure, strong?
Various studies, the structure proved bamboo has many advantages. Tough and elastic fiber excellent in weight-bearing (both compressive load / tensile, shear, and bending). The fact that the compressive strength of bamboo (a quality) is the same with wood, even better than the tensile strength of wood. Even with such force, certain types of bamboo can replace steel as reinforcement of concrete.
No need to hesitate to use bamboo as a structural building material. In the bamboo house design construction using 12 mm bolts and bamboo fibers to connect between. Connection with this bolt looks neat and clean so it looks nicer bamboo construction. To install the bolt, bamboo drilled first, then the bolt is inserted into the bamboo and given a nut. He then gave a tip, “Put nut not too hard so bamboo is not broken.” Unlike wood, bamboo makes a cavity in particular should be treated that are not easily broken.
Bolt creates a connection with the construction that is not rigid, so resistant to earthquakes (because construction will move to follow the direction of the earthquake vibration). This was coupled with its light weight so that the overall weight of the structure is not large. This is another advantage of bamboo construction.
Because the light, simply use bamboo construction local foundation / extolled of brick or concrete. To avoid weathering, the bottom of the bamboo structure should not be in direct contact with the soil. Therefore, the bottom of the bamboo structure needs to be ground, such as concrete. If you want to use a floor of bamboo, the floor surface must be lifted (at least 40-50 cm from the ground) so it usually this kind of building construction stage.