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Building with Straw Bales

Building with Straw Bales Author Barbara Jones
ISBN-10 0857842285
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 239
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Straw bale building is a radically different approach to construction, and this book explains, in straightforward and commonsense terms, the principles of the technique, which was pioneered in the United States more than a hundred years ago and is now entering the mainstream. It is used by firms who see its value in terms of cost-effectiveness, ease of installation, and energy efficiency. Straw has great load-bearing qualities and provides superior insulation at an affordable price. Straw bale building is accessible to many people who are normally excluded from the construction process and provides immense opportunity for creative fun, enabling them to design and build the sort of shape and space they would really like. The book covers design principles; different types of foundations; how to raise walls, stabilize them, and protect them from the weather; and how straw bale buildings can easily meet building regulation requirements. This book is for self-builders as well as for people working the construction industry and has been fully revised and expanded to include new sections on natural plasters, a detailed analysis of how straw performs with humidity, and an extensive resources section. Now in full color for the first time, the beautiful photographs throughout this book illustrate the techniques described and showcase the diverse possibilities of straw bale building.

Building a Straw Bale House

Building a Straw Bale House Author Nathaniel Corum
ISBN-10 1568985142
Release 2005-08-25
Pages 181
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For more than a decade the Red Feather Development Group has built and repaired straw-bale houses for Native Americans. Somewhere along the way, they created an architectural phenomenon. Here, Red Feather provides a step-by-step, easy to follow, manual for would-be straw-bale builders.

Design of Straw Bale Buildings

Design of Straw Bale Buildings Author Bruce King
ISBN-10 0976491117
Release 2006
Pages 260
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A design manual for practicing professionals, this title draws on the collective experience of the most senior and respected figures in the rapidly-emerging field of straw bale construction.

Straw Bale Details

Straw Bale Details Author Chris Magwood
ISBN-10 0865714762
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 68
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Straw Bale Details is the perfect companion for those who are serious about building with straw. It focuses entirely on the specific design theories and practices that result in well-built, long-lasting bale structures, and extends the range of books like Straw Bale Building through large, easy-to-read architectural drawings rendered for a wide variety of building options, including load-bearing and post-and-beam designs. A range of foundation, wall, door and window, and roof-plate scenarios are presented, along with explanatory notes and possible modifications. Also included is testing data from the most recent rounds of bale wall exploration, and interpretations of the data are given to help base designer and builder decisions on sound science.Chapters include: Foundations & Floors; Curb Rails; Walls; Openings; Top Plates; Pre-Stressing; Roofs; Wall Mounting, Electrical & Plumbing Systems; as well as sections on Key Scientific Test Results; Building Code Provisions; Bale Basics; Plasters & Finishes; and a Bibliography.

The Straw Bale House

The Straw Bale House Author Athena Swentzell Steen
ISBN-10 9780930031718
Release 1994
Pages 297
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Many copies in stock but still heavy demand; only a few titles published on this subject. Very popular in rural WA too.

Serious Straw Bale

Serious Straw Bale Author Paul Lacinski
ISBN-10 1890132640
Release 2000
Pages 371
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Bergeron and Lacinski's new book Serious Straw Bale is the first to look carefully at the specific design considerations critical to success with a straw bale building in more extreme climates-where seasonal changes in temperature, precipitation, and humidity create special stresses that builders must understand and address. The authors draw upon years of experience with natural materials and experimental techniques, and present a compelling rationale for building with straw-one of nature's most resilient, available, and affordable byproducts.

Straw Bale Building

Straw Bale Building Author Chris Magwood
ISBN-10 0865714037
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 234
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Straw bale houses are easy to build, inexpensive, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and - most of all - can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, aesthetics, and budget. It's no wonder that straw bale houses are growing in popularity.In Straw Bale Building, professional bale builders Peter Mack and Chris Magwood lead the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues from how to find and choose bales; developing sound building plans; costs; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance and working with building inspectors; and special concerns for builders in northern climates.

The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes

The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes Author Athena Swentzell Steen
ISBN-10 1890132772
Release 2000
Pages 113
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The co-authors of the best-selling "Straw Bale House" celebrate the accomplishments of straw bale artisans in colour photography. Accompanying text highlights the special features and unique personality of each building.

Building with Straw Bales

Building with Straw Bales Author Barbara Jones
ISBN-10 190032251X
Release 2009
Pages 184
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Building with Straw Bales has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Building with Straw Bales also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Building with Straw Bales book for free.

Building with Cob

Building with Cob Author Adam Weismann
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034318238
Release 2006-01
Pages 252
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Building with Cob has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Building with Cob also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Building with Cob book for free.

The New Strawbale Home

The New Strawbale Home Author Catherine Wanek
ISBN-10 9781423606574
Release 2009-08-07
Pages 188
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Presents floor plans and images of strawbale homes from around the country, discussing such topics as climate considerations, maintenance, budgeting, code compliance, energy efficiency, and structural systems.

Building with Straw

Building with Straw Author Gernot Minke
ISBN-10 3764371714
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 143
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Economical, ecological: designing and building with straw. Building with straw bales is a technique pioneered a century ago in the state of Nebraska. In recent years there has been a renaissance in the use of straw as a building material largely in the American Southwest, but also in Canada, France, Holland, Germany, Austria and China. Straw is a renewable resource with excellent insulating properties. It is a cheap and easy-to-use option for self-builders, and even large-scale structures can be erected using timber frame-work filled with straw. This book is a practical, hands-on guide to building with straw. Fire safety, protection against moisture, damp, pests and parasites are treated in detail. Numerous on-site photos document the process of assembly and construction step by step. 30 exemplary international projects illustrate the wide spectrum of design possibilities with straw.

Building with Earth

Building with Earth Author Gernot Minke
ISBN-10 9783034608725
Release 2012-12-21
Pages 208
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For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material earth, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, earth offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal. The second and revised edition of this handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of earth and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. The author’s presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures all over the world. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of earth architecture. Prof. Dr. Gernot Minke is a professor at Universität Kassel, where he leads the Forschungslabor für Experimentelles Bauen. He has long concerned himself with developments in ecological building, and he has dealt with the building material clay in theory and practice since 1977. His book Building with Straw was also published by Birkhäuser.

Building Your Straw Bale Home

Building Your Straw Bale Home Author Brian Hodge
ISBN-10 9780643098701
Release 2006-08-21
Pages 280
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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.

The Green Self build Book

The Green Self build Book Author Jon Broome
ISBN-10 IND:30000115739421
Release 2007
Pages 288
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Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, or a superinsulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the self-build process, and in The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques. The book includes case studies of green building techniques such as earth and straw bale buildings and is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project, housing professionals, students, and teachers. The Green Self-Build Book gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green self-build process.

Small Strawbale

Small Strawbale Author Bill Steen
ISBN-10 1586855158
Release 2005
Pages 202
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A thorough guide to building with strawbale and other natural materials, thisuide includes an eclectic sampling of houses, studios, meditation spaces,utbuildings, and landscape walls.

More Straw Bale Building

More Straw Bale Building Author Chris Magwood
ISBN-10 9781550923223
Release 2005-02-01
Pages 288
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A complete guide to designing and building with straw.