Building Your Straw Bale Home: From Foundations to the Roof (Paperback)
  • Building Your Straw Bale Home: From Foundations to the Roof (Paperback)

Building Your Straw Bale Home: From Foundations to the Roof (Paperback)

Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 21/08/2006
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This practical guide is written especially for the owner-builder and provides step-by-step instructions supported by diagrams and photographs. It covers the construction process from site preparation through to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. Special techniques for straw bale construction and the integration of these techniques with those of conventional house building are also covered, including floors, timber wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. Advice is offered on plumbing and electrical work in a straw bale house. Written with first-hand knowledge of the challenges that face the owner-builder, the author explores local council issues and requirements, the potential pitfalls of building and what to look for when ordering second-hand material, aided by a useful glossary of terms. The book concludes by covering the various safety issues that arise during construction, including fire prevention, equipment usage and the working environment.

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ISBN: 9780643092426
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 245 x 170 x 18 mm

"Building Your Straw Bale Home is a how-to book for people interested in straw bale building. It is a practical book reflecting the author's personal experience, with tips and wisdom learned from his own pitfalls and mistakes. With admiration, I present to you this practical text on straw bale building."--Dr John Zhang
"One man's journey from conventional construction to the methods and materials of natural builders may help readers work their way through the various stages of developing and completing their own project."--Joyce Coppinger "The Last Straw Journal "
"This book does not try to cover too wide an area, a trap that many other straw bale books have succumbed to. It concentrates on providing detailed information that will allow even the most green owner builder to fully understand the process of building their own straw bale home."--Linda Wilson "The Owner Builder "

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