Building with Straw Bales: A Step-by-Step Guide
This book explains in straightforward terms the principles of straw-bale building for self-builders, architects and construction industry professionals.
Straw-bale buildings are cost-effective, easy to build and are highly energy efficient, enabling you to design and build beautiful, environmentally friendly buildings. Written with non-experts in mind, this practical book takes you through everything you need to know in an easy, accessible way:
The benefits of building with straw bales
Building with straw bales
Finishes: lime and clay plasters
Planning and permission
This revised and expanded third edition brings the book up to date and includes lots of stunning full-colour photographs throughout to illustrate the design and build process. In this full colour edition of the book Grand Designs described as "the essential guide to straw-bale building", Barbara Jones uses her years of experience in natural building methods to guide self-builders and architects using straw as a sustainable material for a diverse range of comfortable and environmentally friendly buildings.
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