Building with Straw Bales

Building with Straw Bales : A Practical Manual for Self-Builders and Architects

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  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 205 x 255 x 17.78mm | 839.15g
  • Publication date: 29 May 2015
  • Publisher: Green Books
  • Publication City/Country: Totnes, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition Statement: Full colour edition
  • Illustrations note: Diagrams; Illustrations, color
  • ISBN10: 0857842285
  • ISBN13: 9780857842282
  • Bestsellers rank: 66,320

This book explains in straightforward terms the principles of straw-bale building for self-builders, architects and construction industry professionals.

Straw-bale buildings are cost-effective, easy to build and are highly energy efficient, enabling you to design and build beautiful, environmentally friendly buildings. Written with non-experts in mind, this practical book takes you through everything you need to know in an easy, accessible way:

The benefits of building with straw bales

Design principles

Building with straw bales

Finishes: lime and clay plasters

Planning and permission

Building regulations

This revised and expanded third edition brings the book up to date and includes lots of stunning full-colour photographs throughout to illustrate the design and build process. In this full colour edition of the book Grand Designs described as "the essential guide to straw-bale building", Barbara Jones uses her years of experience in natural building methods to guide self-builders and architects using straw as a sustainable material for a diverse range of comfortable and environmentally friendly buildings.