Building with Cob
A Step-by-step Guide

By Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce

Building with Cob
Paperback, 256 pages £24.99
Published: 15th February 2006
ISBN: 9781903998724
Format: 255mm x 205mm

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PDF, 256 pages
Published: 15th February 2006
ISBN: 9781907448263
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Published: 15th February 2006
ISBN: 9781907448270

Series: Sustainable Building

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With detailed illustrations and photos, this manual features step-by-step instructions for creating cob structures. Information on natural finishes is provided, including lime plasters, renders and washes, homemade clay and casein paints, and earthen plasters. It details how to construct a cob building that complies with modern building standards, and gives guidance on restoring and repairing old cob structures. A comprehensive list of resources and suppliers is also included.

History of Earth Building around the World
Design and Siting
Soils: Identifying and Testing
How to Make a Cob Mix Foundations
Building with Cob
Natural Finishes
Earthen Floors
Fire and Cob
Planning and Building
Resources and Suppliers

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: Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781903998724
Format: 255mm x 205mm
360 photos and 65 diagrams

Binding: Electronic book text, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781907448263
Format: PDF
360 photos and 65 diagrams

Binding: Electronic book text, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781907448270
Format: EPUB
360 photos and 65 diagrams

BISAC Code:  ARC004000, ARC018000, SCI020000, TEC005000
Imprint: Green Books

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