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Building with Straw Bales : A Step-by-step Guide, Hardback Book

Building with Straw Bales : A Step-by-step Guide Hardback

Part of the Sustainable Building series


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 regulationsThis 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Diagrams; Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Green Books
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  • Category: Building construction & materials
  • ISBN: 9780857842275

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