Building With Straw Bales

Building With Straw Bales A Practical Manual for Self-Builders and Architects - Sustainable Building

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Publisher's Synopsis

This book explains in straightforward terms the principles of straw-bale building for self-builders, architects and construction industry professionals. Straw-bale buildings are cost-effective, easy to build and are highly energy efficient, enabling you to design and build beautiful, environmentally friendly buildings. Written with non-experts in mind, this practical book takes you through everything you need to know in an easy, accessible way: ● The benefits of building with straw bales ● Design principles ● Building with straw bales ● Finishes: lime and clay plasters ● Planning and permission ● Building regulations This revised and expanded third edition brings the book up to date and includes lots of stunning full-colour photographs throughout to illustrate the design and build process. In this full colour edition of the book Grand Designs described as "the essential guide to straw-bale building", Barbara Jones uses her years of experience in natural building methods to guide self-builders and architects using straw as a sustainable material for a diverse range of comfortable and environmentally friendly buildings.

Book information

ISBN: 9780857842282
Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd.
Imprint: Green Books
Pub date:
Edition: Full colour edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 844g
Height: 209mm
Width: 256mm
Spine width: 16mm