Firstly, Whoop! finally able to post here. Been trying to get a confirmation email to work for months now. I've been leaving messages on Aircrete videos on youTube asking if someone could tell the moderators that this feature no longer works.
So finally getting access is a relief as I'm off to Africa next month and want to try and build some things with Aircrete. So I could really use a forum like this to answer some questions I have around the gaps I have in the knowledge I've acquired through mainly watching videos online.
Question 1 - I see that conventional dome builds using blocks involves wrapping the dome in some sort of roofing fabric. Does anyone know of a supplier in the UK for that kind of fabric? I can find roofing suppliers of course, but I don't know what to ask for using UK brand names.
I'm thinking of deviating from the basic block method I see everywhere and instead pouring walls about 6" thick and 8' tall in situ.
My idea is to use a skeleton of vertical 6" strips of ply with lozenge shaped slots cut through them for my services. Then fixing expanded metal to each side and spraying it with Aircrete on both faces to form a natural cavity I can pour Aircrete into from above.
After I have my initial circular walls 8' high, I will then form a domed roof. Either using the same technique but with a core of rebar. Or using the dome forming technique using blocks like I see online.
So Question 2 - Does anyone know of anyone using this or a similar technique? Do any of you foresee problems with the approach?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.