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The Resource Building with straw bales : a practical manual for self-builders and architects, Barbara Jones

Building with straw bales : a practical manual for self-builders and architects, Barbara Jones

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Building with straw bales : a practical manual for self-builders and architects
Title
Building with straw bales
Title remainder
a practical manual for self-builders and architects
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Barbara Jones
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Summary
Building with Straw Bales explains in straightforward terms the principles of straw bale building. It covers design principles; the different types of foundations; how to raise and stabilise walls and protect them from the weather, including a detailed analysis of how straw performs with humidity; and how strawbale buildings can easily meet Building Regulations requirements. Straw bale building is now entering the mainstream - used by firms who see its value in terms of cost-effectiveness, ease of installation and energy efficiency. Straw has great loadbearing qualities and provides superb insulation at an affordable price. Now in full colour for the first time, the beautiful photographs throughout this book illustrate the techniques described and show-case the diverse possibilities of straw bale building. A book for self-builders as well as architects and construction industry professionals; strawbale building is accessible to many people and provides immense opportunity for creative fun, enabling you to design and build the sort of shape and space you'd really like
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YDXCP
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Jones, Barbara
Dewey number
693/.997
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  • House construction
  • Straw bale houses
  • Sustainable buildings
Label
Building with straw bales : a practical manual for self-builders and architects, Barbara Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Ch. 1 Why build with straw bales? -- ch. 2 Affordable houses -- ch. 3 Low environmental impact -- ch. 4 Building techniques explained: load-bearing, infill, hybrid and prefabrication -- ch. 5 Understanding your bale -- ch. 6 Bale plans: designing with the bale in mind -- ch. 7 Cement-free foundations: 'a good pair of boots' -- ch. 8 Carpentry for load-bearing buildings -- ch. 9 The roof: 'a good hat' -- ch. 10 Keeping the straw dry: 'dropping the roof' methods -- ch. 11 Wall raising -- ch. 12 Windows and doors -- ch. 13 Compression -- ch. 14 Services, fixings and alcoves -- ch. 15 Lime and lime plasters -- ch. 16 Clay and clay plasters -- ch. 17 Safety and tools -- ch. 18 Planning permission -- ch. 19 Building regulations
Control code
42343598
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
Revised and expanded third edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780857842305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42343598
  • (Sirsi) 42343598
Label
Building with straw bales : a practical manual for self-builders and architects, Barbara Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Ch. 1 Why build with straw bales? -- ch. 2 Affordable houses -- ch. 3 Low environmental impact -- ch. 4 Building techniques explained: load-bearing, infill, hybrid and prefabrication -- ch. 5 Understanding your bale -- ch. 6 Bale plans: designing with the bale in mind -- ch. 7 Cement-free foundations: 'a good pair of boots' -- ch. 8 Carpentry for load-bearing buildings -- ch. 9 The roof: 'a good hat' -- ch. 10 Keeping the straw dry: 'dropping the roof' methods -- ch. 11 Wall raising -- ch. 12 Windows and doors -- ch. 13 Compression -- ch. 14 Services, fixings and alcoves -- ch. 15 Lime and lime plasters -- ch. 16 Clay and clay plasters -- ch. 17 Safety and tools -- ch. 18 Planning permission -- ch. 19 Building regulations
Control code
42343598
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
Revised and expanded third edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780857842305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42343598
  • (Sirsi) 42343598

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