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The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials and Methods by Jon Nunan including sod, compressed earth, plaster, straw, beer cans, bottles, cordwood, and other low cost materials. Using alternative home building materials are about creating better homes that are environmentally friendly, are less expensive, and create healthier occupants. This book will teach you about this movement toward natural construction methods. This American book will show you how to identify, locate, and effectively use alternative building materials. You will learn about straw bale, cordwood, cob, adobe, rammed earth, light clay, pise, earthbag, bamboo, earth-rammed tires, cork, wool carpeting, sod, compressed earth, earth plaster, beer cans, bottles, as well as living roofs and more. In addition, you will learn the costs and performance characteristics of these materials and construction techniques for each, as well as how to integrate plumbing and electricity into these unfamiliar materials and substitutes for conventional approaches. You will also learn about the structure, climate control, siting, foundations, and flooring options you gain when using these materials. Also included are the advantages and benefits of alternative building materials for both consumers and builders and the key ecological design principles. If you are concerned about the environment, want to create a healthier, more enjoyable home, and want to save money, The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials & Methods will show you how. Chapters are;
Planning and permits
For all owner built homes
What is it like to build your own home
Adobe and light clay homes
Rubber tire homes
Straw bale homes
Earthbag homes
Cob homes
Sod, rammed earth and compressed earth homes
Aluminium can and glass bottle homes
Sustainable accents for alternative home builders

Softcover, 288 pages, 150mm x 230mm, b&w and color photos, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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