The Eco-Home Design Guide

The key principles of designing a pleasant, comfortable and healthy eco home. Using common-sense natural methods instead of relying on intrusive technology and hi-tech materials.


Clay and lime renders, plasters and paints

An in-depth guide, with step-by-step instructions on how to select, mix and apply lime- and clay-based plasters, renders, paints and washes.

Paperback    £24.99

9780857842695
Published: June 2015 | Green Books


Building with Straw Bales

A straightforward guide to the principles and practice of straw-bale building for builders, self-builders and architects.

 

Paperback    £21.99

9780857842282
Published: May 2015 | Green Books

Hardback    £39.99

9780857842275
Published: May 2015 | Green Books


The Hempcrete Book

A detailed practical manual on using hempcrete (hemplime) in new builds or restoration for architects, builders, surveyors and self-builders. Hempcrete is carbon-negative, non-toxic, strong, insulating, breathable.

Paperback    £24.99

9780857841209
Published: October 2014 | Green Books

Hardback    £34.99

9780857842244
Published: October 2014 | Green Books


The Passivhaus Handbook

An essential guide to making a supremely comfortable, healthy and durable home with exceptionally low energy costs. Covers both retrofitting and new-build.

Paperback    £35.00

9780857840196
Published: October 2012 | Green Books

Hardback    £50.00

9780857844750
Published: October 2021 | Green Books


The Green Self-build Book

A highly illustrated, practical handbook, covering the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction.

Paperback    £24.99

9781903998731
Published: July 2007 | Green Books


New Ecological Home

The New Ecological Home provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are either currently available or will be in the near future. Daniel Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date, practical information for home buyers, owner-builders, and anyone interested in building for a sustainable future.

Paperback    £27.50

9781931498166
Published: July 2007 | Chelsea Green Publishing


Making Better Concrete

You may have heard of fly ash as an eco-friendly alternative to using portland cement in concrete, but until now there has been no easy guide to how it makes superior concrete, or to how to use it.

Paperback    £15.95

9780976491101
Published: March 2007 | Green Building Press


Diary of an Eco-builder

Honest, amusing and unexpected, Diary of an Eco Builder focuses specifically on environmental issues through the story of Will Anderson's attempt to realise an inspiring and challenging vision.

Paperback    £14.95

9781903998793
Published: May 2006 | Green Books


Dig Your Hands in the Dirt

Teaches you to find, mix, and sculpt the right mud; develop group goals and vision, and translate simple, natural (and easy to draw) patterns into sophisticated and complex designs.

Paperback    £10.95

9780967984667
Published: May 2006 | Hand Print Press


Building with Cob

Apply the ancient technique of building with cob to contemporary situations, with these detailed illustrations and instructions.

Paperback    £24.99

9781903998724
Published: February 2006 | Green Books


This is the story of how one man used local resources, ingenuity, imagination, and patience to create a homestead powered by the sun.

Paperback    £17.95

9780964511170
Published: January 1995 | Fowler Enterprises