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Natural Building Techniques: A Guide to Ecological Methods and Materials

Author/EditorWoolley, Tom (Author)
ISBN: 9780719840470
Pub Date13/04/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages160
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w) * 12(d)
€23.37
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Natural materials are increasingly being valued for their use in a wide range of techniques and solutions, not just for building cabins in the countryside, but also for housing, schools and city structures. As the need to respond to climate change becomes a serious requirement for all building projects, so too does our understanding of how these bio-based and renewable materials can help to reduce carbon emissions. With convincing evidence that natural materials work as well as, if not better than, conventional materials, this helpful guide offers an outline of many of the materials, products and methods of construction that are available, equipping readers with confidence to create healthy, ecological homes. This comprehensive book will be of interest to self-builders, home owners, architects, housing developers and specifiers, as well as environmentalists, eco builders and campaigners who want to reduce the impact of construction on the planet.

Natural materials are increasingly being valued for their use in a wide range of techniques and solutions, not just for building cabins in the countryside, but also for housing, schools and city structures. As the need to respond to climate change becomes a serious requirement for all building projects, so too does our understanding of how these bio-based and renewable materials can help to reduce carbon emissions. With convincing evidence that natural materials work as well as, if not better than, conventional materials, this helpful guide offers an outline of many of the materials, products and methods of construction that are available, equipping readers with confidence to create healthy, ecological homes. This comprehensive book will be of interest to self-builders, home owners, architects, housing developers and specifiers, as well as environmentalists, eco builders and campaigners who want to reduce the impact of construction on the planet.

Tom Woolley is an architect, educator and builder who has campaigned for the wider use of green and low impact building materials since editing the Green Building Digest in the 1990s. Having taught in the UK and worldwide, he helped develop the sustainable architecture Masters course at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. Working with Rachel Bevan Architects, Tom has helped to establish hempcrete construction, and is Chair of the UK Clean Air Steering Committee and a consultant to ECOS, the Environmental Coalition on Standards.

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