Roofing with wooden rafters, thatch and bamboo mat

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Example of wooden rafters , thatch, bamboo mat


Wooden rafters are used. Instead of purlins which are spread horizontally for a tile construction, additional wooden reinforcements are spread diagonally over which a bamboo mat is spread. A chicken mesh fastened to the mat is used as a barrier to termites and animals not to destroy the roof. Above this is laid a thatch.


  • Wooden Purlins
  • Bamboo Mat
  • Chicken Mesh
  • Thatch ( Straw, Palm leaves)

Details and experiences

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Where in Auroville??

Johnny – solitude


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