This frame kit type includes cut-to-fit 2x6 blocking within the framed triangles.
The blocking provides additional support for triangular panels.
Our "Basic" EconOdome frame kit is ideal for those who wish to have
the smooth sculpted look of sheetrock on the interior.
2. Our fancy EconOdome "T-Beam" frame kit.
The "T-Beam" frame kit type includes pre-fabricated 2x4 vertical trapezoids
on the lower perimeter with an interconnected triangulated T-Beam lattice above.
The dome shaped lattice when assembled is comprised of 2x4's that are attached lengthwise to
2x4 interior trim that will assist with construction and be exposed to the inside.
The T-Beam frame kit is designed for those who wish to create a beautiful
patterned ceiling and add a woodsy look to the interior of their dome home.
The "T-Beam" frame kit also allows easier total completion of the exterior shell
by eliminating the need to work upside down on the domed ceiling.
Insulated & sheetrocked triangular panels are held in place by attractive wood trim.
*Choose only one of two available EconOdome frame kit types, Basic or T-Beam.
*Then choose either 2x6 or 2x4 construction. Note:2x4 construction was used in the Arctic.
If insulation sheeting is installed outside the frame it is more effective.
*All EconOdome frame kit types are cut from #1 select kiln dried structural grade
Southern Pine lumber. The upper part of the T-Beam frame kit
consists of struts made by attaching two boards together lengthwise.
This manufacturing procedure straightens both boards and creates a very strong T-Beam.
*All frame kit parts are pre-drilled for special non-splitting screws
that stitch all connections securely.
*All necessary connecting screws and stainless steel metal straps
are included with every frame kit.
*All frame kit types include door and window framing within
ten pre-assembled trapezoids that will stand vertically at the lower perimeter.
*Extensions, to accomodate conventional doors and windows are not necessary.
*Attractive and functional optional canopies may be added over doors and windows.
*All custom skylight framing within triangles is included at no extra cost.
*With both frame kit types: optional pre-cut exterior panels are available.
*Both frame kit types employ methods to avoid condensation and mold issues.
*Optional pre-cut sheetrock and insulated triangular interior panels
are available for the T-Beam frame kit only.
*We encourage you to save money by cutting your own triangle shaped panels.
*We will supply you with free detailed instructions on
how to efficiently cut triangle panels for any size EconOdome frame kit.
*Due the weight of the triangle SIPS panels, we do not supply laminated triangle panels
for the two largest domes. Triangle panels for the 48' and 60' domes are cut on site.
Please contact our office via email or phone if you have any questions.
More With Less......
Low Cost Mansion.
24 ft. dia.
30 ft. dia.
38.5 ft. dia.
48 ft. dia.
60 ft. dia.
2x6 or 2x4
2x6 or all 2x4
4"SIPS** + TPO*
$4K** + $3K*
$5K** + $4K*
$6K** + $6K*
CUT-ON-SITE** + $7K*
CUT-ON-SITE** + $10K*
T-Beam Kits Only
for 2x6 or 2x4 Kits
$6K or $4K
$9K or $6K
$12K or $8K
Optional 130 Pre-Cut R-23 Exterior Triangle Panels Kit for both frame kit types
Includes two 1.5" layers of R-10 insulation laminated between
layers of 7/16" OSB to form strong SIPS (Structural Insulated PanelS)
also included are 130 pre-cut lapping triangle shingles
*made with 60mil (tan, gray, or white) Ultra-Ply TPO* by Firestone.
The 130 large lapping TPO shingles will be nailed in place under the laps.
Then the TPO shingles will be bonded at the laps using a heat gun
to make a durable, waterproof and wind tolerant exterior surface.
Fasteners are provided with optional panel kits.
Optional 120 Pre-Cut R-20 Interior Triangle Panels Kit for T-Beam frame kit only
includes two laminated layers of R-10 insulation & 1/2 inch sheetrock
Total R-Value for the all 2x4 T-Beam Roof Section is R-43.
Total R-Value for the 2x6 T-Beam Roof Section is R-53.
**A ventilation space (advisable for warm humid climates) for the exterior
may be ordered for the 130 exterior panels for an additional 20% of SIPS cost.
The ventilation space consists of 7/16" spacers behind an additonal layer of OSB.
The cost for the ventilation space...may be offset by eliminating a
layer of rigid foam insulation. Please contact our office so we can
ensure that your dome home is properly designed for your climate.
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