Clay and lime renders, plasters and paints
A how-to guide to using natural finishes

By Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce

Clay and lime renders, plasters and paints
Hardback, 264 pages £49.99
Published: 4th June 2015
ISBN: 9780857842688
Format: 255mm x 205mm

Paperback, 264 pages £24.99
Published: 4th June 2015
ISBN: 9780857842695
Format: 255mm x 205mm

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EPUB
Published: 20th August 2015
ISBN: 9780857842701
PDF, 264 pages
Published: 20th August 2015
ISBN: 9780857842718
Category: ECO-BUILDING

Series: Sustainable Building

This book was previous published under the title Using Natural Finishes.

"A splendid book. A real addition to what's out there and very complementary to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings' technical manual on Old Building repairs." - Kevin McCloud, presenter of Grand Designs

"This highly informative and sumptuous book shows how the threat of climate change is also an opporunity to make buildigns more beautiful." - Sunand Prasad, president of RIBA (Royal Insitute of British Architects)

With the increasing awareness of eco-building techniques alongside the desire to make our homes healthier, the historical benefits of using natural renders and paints are being rediscovered. Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes.

  • Step-by-step instructions for applying lime and clay based plasters, renders and paints.
  • Information on the benefits of natural finishes for personal health, the environment, and for buildings.
  • Drawing on traditional methods & materials for using lime & clay finishes on new and historic buildings.
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date online resourceguide to suppliers, practitioners and courses.

Easy to follow DIY projects guide the reader through all aspects of using these natural finishes, with beautiful photographs of techniques and examples from the UK and abroad.

"This highly informative and sumptuous book shows how the threat of climate change is also an opportunity to make buildings more beautiful."

- Sunand Prasad, President, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

"Adam and Katy are rethinking how we build, and coming up with something beautiful."

- John Vidal, Environment Editor, The Guardian

"A splendid book. A real addition to what's out there and very complementary to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings' new technical manual on Old Building Repairs."

- Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs

Adam Weismann

Adam Weismann & Katy Bryce work with lime and clay on a daily basis through their company, Clayworks. They learnt these skills through restoring ancient vernacular buildings in Cornwall, and then began to apply the traditional techniques and materials to contemporary ‘eco’ builds. They have a passionate belief in the power of using these natural materials to benefit the health and well being of people, buildings and the environment. Adam and Katy are the authors of Building with Cob and Using Natural Finishes for Green Books.



Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 264 pages
ISBN: 9780857842688
Format: 255mm x 205mm

Binding: Paperback, 264 pages
ISBN: 9780857842695
Format: 255mm x 205mm

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857842701
Format: EPUB

Binding: Electronic book text, 264 pages
ISBN: 9780857842718
Format: PDF

BIC Code: AMCR, RNC, TNK, WKDM
BISAC Code:  HOM003000, HOM004000, HOM017000
Imprint: Green Books


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