is manufactured with either 2x6 or 2x4 lumber.
The Basic frame kit type includes cut-to-fit blocking within each triangle.
The blocking provides additional support for triangular panels.
The Basic frame kit also includes pre-assembled vertical trapezoids.
There are ten vertical trapezoids between ten triangles on the lower perimeter.
The vertical trapezoids allow for the framing of doors and windows.
Our "Basic" EconOdome frame kit is ideal for those who wish to have
the smooth sculpted look of painted sheetrock on the interior.
2. The EconOdome "T-Beam" frame kit when assembled supports both
exterior facing and interior facing triangular panels.
You might say that T-Beam frame kit uses the force of gravity to help you.
Similar to the way a suspended ceiling holds rectangular tiles in a commercial building.
However, the T-Beam frame kit supports both the interior and exterior triangular panels
Each T-Beam strut is comprised of two boards joined lengthwise.
The flat side of a sanded and routered 2x4 faces to the inside of the dome ceiling.
The other length of lumber (not the trim) can be either a 2x6 or a 2x4.
The T-Beams are cut on the ends with double compound angles forming struts.
The "T-Beam" frame kit type also includes pre-fabricated vertical trapezoids
on the lower perimeter with an interconnected triangulated T-Beam lattice above.
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 allows easier completion of the exterior shell
by eliminating the need to work upside down on the interior of the dome ceiling.
Interior facing triangular panels are held in place by an
attractive three dimensional triangulated lattice of exposed 2x4 wood trim.
*Choose only one of two available EconOdome frame kit types, Basic or T-Beam.
*Then choose either 2x6 or 2x4 construction.
Note: All 2x4 EconOdome T-Beam construction was used effectively in the Arctic.
Insulation sheeting installed outside the building frame is more effective as it also insulates the building frame.
*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.
*Optional perimeter riser walls are required for most dome home sizes and designs.
The height of your riser wall will vary depending upon your dome size and design.
Please consult your plans or our office to determine your riser wall height.
*Extensions, to accomodate conventional doors and windows are not necessary.
*Attractive and functional optional canopies may be added over doors and windows.
*All skylights mounted on the surface of the dome are curb mounted to prevent leaking.
*Custom framing for each curb mounted skylight costs $100 additional.
*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.
Please contact our office via email or phone if you have any questions.
2x6 or 2x4
$7K or $5,250
$9K or $6,750
$11K or $8,250
$14K or $10,500
$18K or $13,500
2x6 or all 2x4
$10K or $8,500
$12K or $10,200
$16K or $13,600
$24K or $20,400
$32K or $27,200
130 PreCut R23
**Panels + *TPOshingles
$4K + $3K
$5K + $4K
$6K + $5K
$12K + $7K
$18K + $10K
120 R30 or R20|
T-Beam Kits Only
2x6 or 2x4
$4K or $3K
$7K or $5K
$8K or $6K
$16K or $12K
$24K or $16K
**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 under
ventilated exterior sheathing made with two layers of OSB and OSB spacers.
*The 130 pre-cut lapping triangular TPO shingles with rounded corners are
cut from 60mil SureWeld TPO manufactured by Carlisle.
If you order both the exterior R-23 ventilated triangle panels & the TPO shingles,
the 130 large lapping TPO shingles are glued to the exterior panels at the factory.
On the job site, the TPO shingles will be melted together at the laps using a
digital heat gun and a two inch wide heat tolerant silicone roller.
This roofing process makes a durable, waterproof and wind tolerant exterior surface.
TPO shingles are available in three colors: white, tan, & gray.
The 120 Pre-Cut Interior Triangle Panels Kit are for T-Beam frame kit only.
The Interior Tri-Panels include two laminated layers of 1.5" insulation + 1/2in. 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 all climates) just under the exterior surface
of the exterior triangle panels is necessary so that the exterior is repairable
following a storm. Also the ventilation space keeps your home cooler in the summer.
The ventilation space is created by installing OSB spacers between two layers of OSB.
We want ensure that your dome home is designed to be durable and repairable.
We call our Faze Change Produx, "EconOdome Kits" for a reason.
We include design inovations as we want dome homes
built with EconOdome Kits to be very popular in the future.
And we want EconOdome Kits to help you build an awesome dome home right now.
Another design inovation by Faze Change Produx
is a new type of EconOdome frame kit
that is called, the "Loft Ledge" frame kit.
The "Basic Loft Ledge" frame kit includes ten pre-fabbed 2x6 riser wall
and ten pre-fabbed 2x6 vertical trapezoids that align with the 2x6 riser walls
Also included are all the pre-cut strut and blocking components
that are used to complete the top of the EconOdome frame kit, made with 2x4 lumber.
So, the lowest two dome levels are made with 2x6 lumber, and,
the top of the dome is framed 2x4 lumber.
And as, all the precison cut framing is flush at the exterior,
A "Level Loft Ledge" is created because 2x6 lumber is thicker than 2x4 lumber.
And this two inch wide "Level Ledge" can be used to support the second story loft level.
This inovative feature allows you to more easily construct a loft level within a dome.
With a "Basic" Loft Ledge frame kit, the dome ceiling is normally insulated and sheetrocked
after the building is enclosed and sealed. We do not supply precut sheetrock and cavity insulation
for the Basic Loft Ledge frame kit that will need to be installed on-site from inside the building.
Due to egress code requirement the "Loft Ledge" frame kit is available
for the three largest sizes only 38.5', 48' & 58'.
The EconOdome Loft Ledge "frame" kit includes the perimeter riser walls.
A pre-cut R-23 insulated and ventilated "exterior" triangle panels kit
will be installed outside the building frame
with either the Basic or T-Beam EconOdome frame kit.
With the "Basic" EconOdome frame kit, the interior side of the dome roof will need additional "cavity" insulation
in order to exceed the R-38 "roof insulation" building code requirement.
A ten-sided, 38.5 feet diameter dome home built with the
Loft Ledge "T-Beam" EconOdome "frame" kit costs $15,000.
The "Loft Ledge" T-Beam EconOdome frame kit includes:
Ten pre-assembled perimeter 2x6 trapezoids
+ 180 precision cut T-Beam Struts (ready to stain)
+ 100 precision cut T-Beam blocking components (ready to stain)
+ 3,000 three inch long stainless steel screws
+ Custom framed opening for all exterior doors and windows.
+ Custom framing costs $100 additional for each curb mounted skylight.> + 500 pre-punched stainless steel straps
+ 5,000 stainless steel nails for attaching the straps
+ One 3/8" diameter cable with turnbuckle to ensure structural integrity
+ One pre-assembled 42 high perimeter 2x6 riser wall.
"Exterior" and "Interior" panel kits are also needed with all EconOdome "T-Beam" frame kits.
Interior triangle panels kits for the 38.5' dia. dome include 210 (ready to paint) panels to fill 120 triangular frames.
The 90 largest framed triangles are each filled with two separate interior panels so the panels are lighter and easier to handle.
The Interior R-20 panels consist of 3" rigid insulation with 1/2" sheetrock laminated on the interior side... cost..$6,000.
Exterior triangle panels kits for the 38.5' dia. dome include 230 triangle panels to cover 130 triangular frames
The 100 largest framed triangles are each filled with two separate interior panels so the panels are lighter and easier to handle.
The Exterior R-23 ventilating panels consist of 3" rigid insulation laminated to a triple layer of OSB....cost..$6,000.
Additional Cost to have pre-cut 60mil SureWeld TPO shingles bonded with contact adhesive to the 230 exterior panels is $5,000.
Total cost for the 'Labor Saving' Loft Ledge EconOdome T-Beam Kits for the 38.5' diameter dome home listed above is $32,000.
There will be an additional custom framing charge of $100 for each custom framed curb mounted skylight (any size or shape).
All skylights mounted on the sloping surfaces of the dome are curb mounted to prevent leaking.
Typical Cost of shipping within 1500 miles of Illinois = $2,000
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