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Schofield & Smallcombe, COB BUILDINGS. A Practical Guide
Ref: CHT0040


This is a practical guide for dealing with the problems inherent in the five methods of building with earth: Cob, earth mixed with straw and water; Clay Lump/Adobe earth made into bricks in a wooden former sometimes with lime; Wattle & Daub, earth covering woven sticks of wood; Rammed Earth or Pise, shuttered dry earth; Stabilized Earth, earth stabilized with cement or hydraulic lime. Details of obtaining planning permission, tools and materials and suppliers Various methods of mixing, new building and repair are all treated in detail. 


Price: 6.95

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Paula Sunshine, YOU'VE BEEN TIMBER-FRAMED!
Ref: CHT0114


This book is primarily aimed at people who are looking at a timber framed house for the first time either 1) because they are thinking of buying one, 2) having bought one need to renovate it or 3) are intending to build a new timber-framed house themselves; It starts by listing about 20 questions that you should ask yourself when contemplating a purchase and then goes in detail to give a guide as to how you go about asking these questions; from what type of external reference to what do you do about dealing with changes to a listed building.  


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Paula Sunshine, WATTLE AND DAUB
Ref: CHT9346


Wattle and daub can be seen today as the infill between the timbers of timber-framed buildings throughout England. It is one of the oldest building methods in the world used, originally in the most primitive of shelters. Sticks and studs (wattles) and clay and earth (daub). Daub has been used to coat the wattle and fill gaps and keep out rain in winter and heat in the summer and has been known to last for more than 500 years. The author explains some of the mysteries surrounding this material. 


Price: 5.99

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