Straw Bale Details: A Manual for Designers and Builders

Straw Bale Details: A Manual for Designers and Builders

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865714762
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Series: Natural Building Series Series
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Chris Magwood and Peter Mack are professional straw bale builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale buildings, consulting on many more. They have taught workshops and seminars across the continent and overseas, and are authors of one of the first straw bale how-to books, Straw Bale Building (New Society, Publishers, 2000) which has sold 20,000 copies. Chris Magwood has been editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly devoted to straw-bale building, since 2001. He is also the coauthor of Straw Bale Details.

Table of Contents

Key Scientific Test Results1
Key Building Code Provisions5
Bale Basics7
Plasters and Finishes9
1.0Foundations and Floors11
1.1Stem Foundations12
1.2Stem Foundations13
1.3Pier Foundations14
1.4Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations15
1.5Wood Framed Floors16
1.6Concrete Floors17
2.0Curb Rails19
2.1Curb Rails20
2.2Curb Rails21
2.3Curb Rails22
2.4Curb Rails23
3.1Temporary Bracing26
3.2External Pinning27
3.3Post and Beam28
3.4Post and Beam29
3.5Box Beam Construction30
3.6Box Beam Construction31
4.2Window Bucks35
4.3Window Details36
4.4Window Details37
5.0Top Plates39
5.1Top Plates40
5.2Top Plates41
7.1Roof Types50
7.2Engineered Roof Trusses51
7.3Box Beam Roofs52
7.4Post and Beam Roofs53
8.0Wall Mounting, Electrical and Plumbing Systems55
8.1Wall Mounting Systems56
8.2Electrical & Plumbing57

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