Building Your Straw Bale Home: From Foundations to the Roof

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Landlinks Press, 2006 - Architecture - 260 pages
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This practical guide is written especially for the owner-builder and provides step-by-step instructions supported by diagrams and photographs.

It covers the construction process from site preparation through to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. Special techniques for straw bale construction and the integration of these techniques with those of conventional house building are also covered, including floors, timber wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. Advice is offered on plumbing and electrical work in a straw bale house.
 

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Contents

Councils and straw bale houses
1
Site preparation and marking for foundations
7
Floors and foundations
19
Straw bale walls
49
Window and door openings
79
Timber framed walls
102
Ceiling frame construction
125
Roof frame
133
Render for straw bale walls
182
Electrical installations
200
Plumbing installations
208
Installation of internal doors
217
Purchasing of building materials
231
Mice
238
Conclusion
246
Anvill
253

Roof battens roof insulation and roof cladding
161
Installation of windows and sliding doors
171

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