Guides for architects, construction professionals and self-builders on the most environmentally friendly ways to build, retro-fit and retore homes for a sustainable, affordable and comfortable future.



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


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