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.
In this full colour, fully updated new edition of the book Grand Designs described as "the essential guide to straw-bale building"; Barbara Jones uses her 20 years of experience in natural building methods to guide self-builders and architects through using straw as a sustainable material for a diverse range of comfortable and environmentally friendly buildings.
This book was previously published under the title Using Natural Finishes. Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes.
The first UK book on building with hemp by people who make their living doing it; including background information, a practical instruction manual with full illustration, and discussion about the hemp building industry.