Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide [NOOK Book]

Overview

Building with Cob shows how to apply this ancient technique in a wide variety of contemporary situations, covering everything from design and siting, mixing, building walls, fireplaces, ovens and floors, lime and other natural finishes, and gaining planning permission and building regulation approval.

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Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Overview

Building with Cob shows how to apply this ancient technique in a wide variety of contemporary situations, covering everything from design and siting, mixing, building walls, fireplaces, ovens and floors, lime and other natural finishes, and gaining planning permission and building regulation approval.

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From the Publisher

“This has got to be the most practical and beautifully illustrated books on earth building ever published!”  —Keith Hall, editor, Building for a Future magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907448270
  • Publisher: UIT Cambridge
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: Sustainable Building
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 363,481
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce work with lime and clay on a daily basis through their company, Cob in Cornwall. They learned these skills through restoring ancient vernacular buildings in Cornwall, and then began to apply the traditional techniques and materials to contemporary eco builds. They are the authors of Using Natural Finishes: A Step-by-Step Guide.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 2
1 Earth building around the world 10
2 Site & design 24
3 Identifying & testing soils 40
4 How to make a cob mix 50
5 Foundations 66
6 Building with cob 80
7 Roofs 104
8 Insulation 122
9 Lime & other natural finishes 134
10 Earthen floors 164
11 Cob fireplaces & earthen ovens 176
12 Restoration 198
13 Planning permission & building regulations 216
About the authors 238
Resources & Suppliers 240
Index 249
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2006

    Excellent!

    Building with Cob is a very inspiring how to book. It thoughtfully and clearly guides the reader through every aspect of building with a most sustainable resource, cob. The stunning photos of cob structures from ancient times to the present illuminate this beautiful book. It's a treasure!

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