Building with Cob
22%
off

Building with Cob : A Step-by-Step Guide

By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Expected delivery to the United States by Christmas Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

The 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 204 x 252 x 20mm | 899.99g
  • GREEN BOOKS
  • Totnes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 360 photos and 65 diagrams
  • 1903998727
  • 9781903998724
  • 51,294

About Adam Weismann

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.show more

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"show more

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 Suppliersshow more