Wattle and Daub
Wattle and daub is one of the oldest building methods in the world. Ever since man decided to erect a hut in which to shelter, sticks (wattles) and clay or earth (daub) have been used to fill in the gaps between the sticks, and later on studs, to keep out wind and rain in winter and heat during the summer. Wattle and daub can still be seen today forming infill panels between the timbers of timber-framed buildings throughout the United Kingdom. Thousands of these ancient buildings survive in Britain's cities, towns, villages and countryside. Possibly because of its simplicity, wattle and daub is sometimes wrongly considered to be an inferior building material, but its benefit to a timber-framed building is unrivalled and its longevity is admirable, as it can last for five hundred years or more in many situations. In this book the author explains some of the mysteries surrounding wattle and daub and why it has stood the test of Lime. Book jacket.
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