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Old 04-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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hi new here so just saying hi. i have been building my yurt in stages for a while. i don't yet have the roof covering sorted. for now i am just using translucent heavy duty tarps till i sort something better out. my idea for something better is this.
sections of GRP lined with with PIR foam. GRP is glass reinforced plastic and PIR is a closed cell foam

insulation

material widely used in the building trade as

insulation

. the reason i don't want to use canvas is mainly because this yurt will be up all the time, and i live on the coast where we get regular 60 mph storms in the winter. canvas will wear out quite quickly in these conditions i have noticed.
anyone got any thoughts on this. the yurt an extension to my school bus so i am using it as as extra space for now. i will live in it in the summer but probably not so much in the winter. it is 16 foot diameter with 5 foot high walls. i am over 6 foot tall so went for higher than standard walls.
i know others have done similar designs, such as the hexayurt, but i wanted to keep the traditional frame for ascetic reasons. it stands on pallets with 25mm celotex with high density chipboard flooring on top of that.

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Old 04-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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You will find a large diversity in coverings here. The one I find the most interesting is used billboards. Here is an example of some Treebones from

Light Feet Yurts

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http://www.yurtforum.com/forums/yurt...yurts-108.html

Of course, vinyl is pretty common too.

I am sure others have more to add!

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Old 04-12-2013, 06:06 PM   #3
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Hello Bob welcome to the yurt forum. Did you know an 18 foot insulated pool cover fits a 16 foot yurt like a glove. They always make them bigger than shown on the tag. I have a picture in the albums of one of my yurts with a solar pool cover we used for storage and rainy days at a camp ground.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:46 AM   #4
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Hello Bob welcome to the yurt forum. Did you know an 18 foot insulated pool cover fits a 16 foot yurt like a glove. They always make them bigger than shown on the tag. I have a picture in the albums of one of my yurts with a solar pool cover we used for storage and rainy days at a camp ground.
now that is a good idea. i will start looking. being in the UK with our weather, pools are probably not as numerous as in the hotter parts of the world but i will start a ebay search. thanks.
some really cool yurts on that light feet site by the way. i am envious.

just thought i would add that being an engineer i spent some time trying to think of an alternative to tying lots of knots. the solution i came up with was to use cable ties. the trick is to put 2 of them on the back as the racket thingy is not as strong as the tie its self. with 2 ties on the back they are plenty strong enough.
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