Reed thatched roofs - durable and rich in shapes. Builder's instructions.
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Turku University of applied sciences tested the fire safety of reed in roofs. The test brought new material and information for the Building intstruction card.
Great film "Concepts for using reed biomass" is also available on DVD. The film has been produced by Vides Project.
Reed thatched roof deterioration and impact of overgrowing with moss were reseached by Estonian University of Life Sciences.
Cofreen-projects new and diverse brochure about reed thatched roofs.
Thermal conductivity and insulative properties of reed in different forms were tested in a experimental house in Estonia. The experiment was carried out by the Department of rural building of Estonian University of Life Sciences in the winter of 2010-2011.
The potential of reed reseources in Latvia are determined in this publication.
A report on experiences of entrepreneurs working with the common reed in Finland.
In what conditions the usage of reed as a building material will increase in Finland?
Possibilities of using the decommisioned waste water treatment facility as a reed pelleting or storage facility.
Strategic action plan for SW Kurzeme has been designed to help balance Nature park Pape management and uses of reed resource in territory.
Research clarified the possibilities to utilize winter reed as a source of bioenergy at a local district heating plant in Taivassalo, SW Finland, by conducting test burns and observing the reed's suitability for the heating plant's conveyor equipment. The cost-efficiency of transporting reed from reed bed to heating plant and the functionality of different means of transportation were also studied.
A report of bird and Rana arvalis inventory in the Finnish Cofreen pilot area in Kaarina, by Hannu Klemola.
In the Kuusistonlahti (Kaarina) Dragonfly Report the species of dragonflies in the selected reed bed of the COFREEN project were determined, except for the Jauhosaari reed bed at the southern part of the area. In addition the dragonfly species in Kuusistonjärvi were determined.