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Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide

Adam Weismann Katy Bryce

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Green Books
15 February 2006
Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Architectural structure & design; Applied ecology; Building construction & materials; Building skills & trades
The ancient method of cob building uses a simple mixture of clay sub-soil, aggregate, straw and water to create solid structural walls built without shuttering or forms, onto a stone plinth. It is now undergoing a renaissance as an 'eco-friendly' building material because of its amazing 'green' credentials. 'Building with Cob' shows how to apply this ancient technique in a wide variety of contemporary situations, covering everything from design and siting, mixing, building walls, fireplaces, ovens and floors, lime and other natural finishes, and gaining planning permission and building regulation approval. It also explains in detail how to sensitively restore an old cob structure. This book is a step-by-step guide, lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour photos and 85 diagrams.
By:   Adam Weismann, Katy Bryce
Imprint:   Green Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   1st
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 255mm,  Width: 205mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   907g
ISBN:   9781903998724
ISBN 10:   1903998727
Series:   Sustainable Building
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   15 February 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce undertook an apprenticeship in natural building with the Cob Cottage Company in Oregon, USA. On their return to the UK they started their company 'Cob in Cornwall'. They have built and restored many cob buildings including two-storey houses, small studios and garden rooms, outside courtyards and fireplaces, and earth ovens. In 2003 they won a 'Pioneers to the Nation' award from the Queen. They live in Manaccan, Cornwall.

Reviews for Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide

This has got to be the most practical and beautifully illustrated books on earth building ever published! --Keith Hall, editor, Building for a Future magazine


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