Welcome to our online store!
You have no items in your basket.
Close
Filters
Search

Earth Building: Methods and Materials, Repair and Conservation

Author/EditorKeefe , Lawrence (Author)
ISBN: 9780415323222
Pub Date04/08/2005
BindingPaperback
Pages208
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
Offering details on the properties of earth as a building material, this book provides appropriate construction techniques, and practical troubleshooting advice. It describes aspects of earth building, explaining how it performs as a building material and guiding on how to repair and conserve existing buildings.
€63.09
excluding shipping
Availability: Available to order but dispatch within 7-10 days
+ -

Buildings with load-bearing earth walls were once widespread throughout Britain and many thousands still survive, including some dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Earth is the ultimate form of `green' building construction, creating no environmental pollutions and consuming virtually no energy. Subsoil can be dug from or near the site to construct buildings that will meet modern needs and conform to the latest building regulations.
This book describes all aspects of earth building, explaining how earth performs as a building material and providing guidance on how best to repair and conserve existing earth buildings.

Buildings with load-bearing earth walls were once widespread throughout Britain and many thousands still survive, including some dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Earth is the ultimate form of `green' building construction, creating no environmental pollutions and consuming virtually no energy. Subsoil can be dug from or near the site to construct buildings that will meet modern needs and conform to the latest building regulations.
This book describes all aspects of earth building, explaining how earth performs as a building material and providing guidance on how best to repair and conserve existing earth buildings.

Laurence Keefe, Dip. Arch. Cons., M.Phil.

Part One: Earth Construction: Methods and Materials 1. Earth Building in Britain - International 2. The Raw Material: Soils for Use in Building 3. Earth Construction 1: Preparation and Mixing 4. Earth Construction 2: The Building Process 5. Standards and Regulations Part Two. The Conservation, Repair and Maintenance of Earth Buildings 6. The Principal Causes of Failure in Earth Walls and How to Recognise Them 7. The Diagnostic Survey and Repair of Earth Buildings. Organisations. References and Bibliography

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
*
*
Bad
Excellent
*
*
*
)
CLOSE