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    DescriptionThe ancient method of cob building uses a simple mixture of clay sub-soil, aggregate, straw and water to create solid structural walls built without shuttering or forms, onto a stone plinth. It is now undergoing a renaissance as an 'eco-friendly' building material because of its amazing 'green' credentials. '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. It also explains in detail how to sensitively restore an old cob structure. This book is a step-by-step guide, lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour photos and 85 diagrams.


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    Title
    Building with Cob
    Subtitle
    A Step-by-step Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Weismann, By (author) Katy Bryce
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 205 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781903998724
    ISBN 10: 1903998727
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: TEC005000
    BIC E4L: HOU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: RNC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: TNK, AMC
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    LC classification: TX
    B&T General Subject: 300
    BISAC V2.8: HOM004000
    Ingram Subject Code: DH
    Libri: I-DH
    BIC subject category V2: TNT
    BISAC V2.8: ARC009000, ARC012000
    DC22: 693/.22, 693.22
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: TNK, RNC, AMC, TNT
    Illustrations note
    360 photos and 65 diagrams
    Publisher
    GREEN BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GREEN BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Totnes
    Author Information
    Adam Weismann & Katy Bryce work with lime and clay on a daily basis through their company, Clayworks. They learnt these skills through restoring ancient vernacular buildings in Cornwall, and then began to apply the traditional techniques and materials to contemporary 'eco' builds. They have a passionate belief in the power of using these natural materials to benefit the health and well being of people, buildings and the environment. Adam and Katy are the authors of Building with Cob and Using Natural Finishes for Green Books.
    Review quote
    "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
    Table of contents
    History of Earth Building around the World Design and Siting Soils: Identifying and Testing How to Make a Cob Mix Foundations Building with Cob Roofs Insulation Natural Finishes Earthen Floors Fire and Cob Restoration Planning and Building Regulations Conclusion Resources and Suppliers