Monday, May 26, 2008

How to Build a Bigger Church Building

The congregation using this church building needed more space, but they had a very small piece of land upon which to build. They wanted to continue using their existing building as long as possible, while building the new building.

The solution? Not exactly what you would do in the US, but it worked out here. They built the new walls around the old building. The space between the walls is actually larger than it appears in this picture.

At this stage of construction, pieces of metal roofing, from the original church roof, are being used to protect the mud bricks of the new walls. Mud bricks are a good material choice here, but they do have to be protected from rain. An overhanging roof will do this job when the walls reach full height.

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