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Green roof garden shed

Garden shed with green roof. Sedum planting, kentucky harvested poplar, reclaimed windows, and home-made barn door hardware.
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Matthew Lewis wrote:
How much weight is the roof engineered to hold? - Wondering about the footers/slab design and what kind of members you use to bear the load, thanks!
   Comment   February 19, 2013
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Matthew Lewis
Super helpful, thanks - so it's on piers, not a slab? Hard to tell from the photo. I assume they are set at grade? How deep is frost line where you live? I live in frost-free Berkeley and am prepping to build something quite like this, but was told I'd need to pour a slab to manage the load due to our clay soils - would love to know the pier depth as it would be easy for me to match that (easier than pouring a slab!). And makes sense on the 3/4", I'd assumed that would be required with all the weight; seems like it's basically engineered like spanish tile roof?

On the weight calculation - 2500 #s seems low to me? What is the growing medium? I've seen a lot of these designed with slate chunks and 4 inches of slate on 120 SF would be quite heavy ... but curious? Thanks a ton!
February 20, 2013 at 7:00AM   
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Graham Design and Construction
I'm no green roof expert, so take what I say with some skepticism. The goal is to keep your growing medium as light as possible. That's why I used lava rock for the base layer. Also, compost is fairly light as well. It's the sand that's heavy. I believe all the growing medium was about 2000 lbs. and we loosely figured it could absorb about 500 lbs of water. We also calculated additional weight for snow load.
You'll have to research what kind of growing medium you'll need depending on what you intend to grow on the roof. Our mix was designed to grow sedum plants which like dry soils.
As far as the footers/piers, I can't really comment too much on that b/c each part of the country has different rules/laws regarding that. I usually dig footers at around 30" and the soil MUST be undisturbed compacted soil. Also, if you're in California you'll have to consider earthquake proofing your structure. Contact your local building permit office for help (you'll probably need a permit for the job anyway).
February 21, 2013 at 11:58AM     
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Bilt-Rite Construction wrote:
Where can i get that door hardware - I have had several customers lately ask me about door hardware like the one on this shed. where can I get it?
   Comment   June 10, 2012
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Real Sliding Hardware
Real Sliding Hardware has Classic Flat Track which looks a lot like the hardware in the picture. But they also have the NEW Prop Style Flat track. Check it out: https://www.realslidinghardware.com/barn-door-hardware/
April 8, 2013 at 1:17PM   
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Basin Custom
We sell barn door hardware. Our tracks are very high quality and have many unique features that make our tracks a great choice! Our tracks have an anti-jump piece to keep your tracks in place and a soft stopper at the end so your door isn't slamming into a piece of metal at the end of the track. Our wheels are specially designed to be completely silent and smooth! We can customize you track length and color to fit your needs and are happy to answer any questions you have! call, email or visit our website! tel:208-261-1276 info@basincustom.com, http://www.basincustom.com
April 22, 2013 at 11:20AM   
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