More on Timbrel Roofs

Readers really liked the previous post on Timbrel Roofs. This comment is from Paul, one of our readers. “Your post a few days back about timbrel vaulting grabbed my interest, and I began to look into it. I found some interesting PDFs on, in their resources page. Click on the Texts button. It contains … Read more

The Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit: Timbrel Vaults

Timbrel vaults offer another low cost, sustainable roof building method. This method is suitable for do-it-yourself owner builders if you do the research. Suggestions include: use a simple design with a reinforced concrete bond beam and modest spans. Look into using low-fired, lightweight brick like the type used in Mexico and SE Asia. “The ‘Sustainable … Read more