By Chris Magwood,Peter Mack

Straw bale homes are effortless to construct, cheap, tremendous power effective, environmentally pleasant, beautiful, and will be designed to check the builder’s own area wishes, esthetics and funds. regardless of mushrooming curiosity within the strategy, notwithstanding, so much straw bale books specialise in “selling” the dream of straw bale development, yet don’t properly handle the main severe matters confronted via bale condo developers. in addition, given that many advancements during this box are fresh, few books are thoroughly modern with the newest techniques.

More Straw Bale Building is designed to fill this hole. a totally rewritten version of the 20,000-copy best--selling unique, it leads the aptitude builder in the course of the complete means of construction a bale constitution, tackling the entire sensible matters: discovering and selecting bales; constructing sound development plans; roofing; electric, plumbing, and heating platforms; development code compliance; and specified issues for developers in northern climates. New fabric includes:

more huge sections on electrical wiring and plumbing
updated sections on bale finishes and finishing
a part on prefabricated straw bale walls
a wider number of case experiences, photos and illustrations
a part on universal mistakes
budgeting for low-, medium- and high-cost tasks, and new checking out facts that's in no different straw bale book.

Down-to earth and whole, More Straw Bale Building makes the notable advantages of straw bale construction to be had within the so much complete and useful publication at the topic to date.

Chris Magwood and Peter Mack are expert straw bale condo developers and specialists who've built over forty straw bale constructions and feature taught workshops and seminars in different nations. Chris is editor of The final Straw Journal, a global quarterly dedicated to straw-bale development, and the coauthor of Straw Bale info: A handbook for Designers and Builders (New Society Publishers, 2003).

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