The Green Self-build Book: How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-home

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Green Books, 2007 - House & Home - 288 pages
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Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, or a super-insulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the selfbuild process. In The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques, and presents this information in a way that is relevant to non-professionals. The book includes case studies of green building techniques such as earth & straw bale buildings.
The Green Self-Build Book gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green self-build process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project, and also for housing professionals, students and teachers.

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User Review  - Tish - Goodreads

I bought this, thinking it was a "how to," as is stated in the title. Although it covers several alternative theories, from energy to construction materials, using case study homes, it is more an ... Read full review


Why selfbuild and why build green?
A threebedroom eco house for 30000 in Basildon using timber panel

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Jon Broome is an architect who has self-built two houses. He is a former director of Architype, a London-based architectural practice working on housing, education, health, and community buildings with specialist expertise in low-energy design, timber-frame construction, and sustainable building. He is a coauthor of The Self-Build Book and contributor to Housing & the Environment. He runs his own consultancy specializing in sustainable construction in London.  

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