This is a comprehensive guide to clay bricks and mortars, their physical and aesthetic properties, and their use in a wide range of building projects. This book aims to offer a useful reference for anyone involved in building work including homeowners, self-builders, architects and surveyors.
Explains how to go about building a home that will save you money, save energy, minimize carbon emissions and greenhouse gas production [the main causes of climate change] and above all, provide a home of exceptional thermal comfort, not too hot, not too cold, in fact just right for you and your family.
A practical guide for those tempted to buy a building which needs extensive refurbishment or who simply need more space to accommodate a growing family or an office at home. Each stage, from getting planning permission to what happens when the builders arrive, is covered and case studies provided.