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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The front cover has light surface rubbing, and creasing to one corner. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 183 x 228 mm
Pages: 255
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 2009 fourth printing

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Earth-Sheltered Houses
By Rob Roy

How to build an affordable underground home

A highly practical guide, Earth-Sheltered Houses brings earth sheltered construction completely up to date for those who want to build their own underground home at moderate cost. It describes the benefits of sheltering a home with earth, including added comfort and energy efficiency, low maintenance, and protection against fire, sound, earthquake and storm. The book covers all of the various construction techniques involved, including details on planning, excavation, footings, floor, walls, framing, roofing, waterproofing, insulation and drainage. Specific methods appropriate for the inexperienced owner-builder are a particular focus and include:

-Pouring one's own footings and/or floor
-The use of dry-stacked (surface-bonded) concrete block walls
-Post-and-beam framing
-Plank-and-beam roofing, and
-Drainage methods and self-adhesive waterproofing membranes.

The time-tested, easy-to-learn construction techniques described in Earth-Sheltered Houses will enable readers to embark upon their own building projects with confidence, backed up by a comprehensive resources section that lists all the latest products such as waterproofing membranes, types of rigid insulation and drainage products that will protect the building against water damage and heat loss.

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