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More Straw Bale Building: A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

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Publisher Comments:

Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics and budget. Despite mushrooming interest in the technique, however, most straw bale books focus on "selling" the dream of straw bale building, but don't adequately address the most critical issues faced by bale house builders. Moreover, since many developments in this field are recent, few books are completely up to date with the latest techniques.

More Straw Bale Building is designed to fill this gap. A completely rewritten edition of the 20,000-copy best selling original, it leads the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues: finding and choosing bales; developing sound building plans; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance; and special concerns for builders in northern climates. New material includes:

  • More extensive sections on electric wiring and plumbing
  • Updated sections on bale finishes and finishing
  • A section on prefabricated straw bale walls
  • A wider selection of case studies, photographs and illustrations
  • A section on common mistakes
  • Budgeting for low-, medium- and high-cost projects, and new testing data that is in no other straw bale book.

Down-to earth and complete, More Straw Bale Building makes the remarkable benefits of straw bale building available in the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date.

Chris Magwood and Peter Mack are professional straw bale house builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale structures andhave taught workshops and seminars in several countries. Chris is editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly devoted to straw-bale building, and the coauthor of Straw Bale Details: A Manual for Designers and Builders (New Society Publishers, 2003).

Book News Annotation:

Virtually unheard of a decade or so ago, building houses and other structures with straw bales as the primary structural material is gaining in popularity around the United States. In this work, a trio of professional straw bale house builders and consultants provide guidance on the design and construction of straw bale buildings, offering chapters on all the expected issues and more, including building permits, budgeting, shopping for materials, common mistakes, and constructing with work parties. The text contains many illustrative black and white photographs and line drawings. Distributed in the US by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Virtually unheard of a decade or so ago, building houses and other structures with straw bales as the primary structural material is gaining in popularity around the United States. In this work, a trio of professional straw bale house builders and consultants provide guidance on the design and construction of straw bale buildings, offering chapters on all the expected issues and more, including building permits, budgeting, shopping for materials, common mistakes, and constructing with work parties. The text contains many illustrative black and white photographs and line drawings. Distributed in the US by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A completely rewritten and updated edition of this straw building classic.

About the Author

Chris Magwood and Peter Mack are professional straw bale builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale buildings, consulting on many more. They have taught workshops and seminars across the continent and overseas, and are authors of one of the first straw bale how-to books, Straw Bale Building (New Society, Publishers, 2000) which has sold 20,000 copies. Chris Magwood has been editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly devoted to straw-bale building, since 2001. He is also the coauthor of Straw Bale Details. Chris Magwood and Peter Mack are professional straw bale builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale buildings, consulting on many more. They have taught workshops and seminars across the continent and overseas, and are authors of one of the first straw bale how-to books, Straw Bale Building (New Society, Publishers, 2000) which has sold 20,000 copies. Chris Magwood has been editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly devoted to straw-bale building, since 2001. He is also the coauthor of Straw Bale Details.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865715189
Author:
Magwood, Chris
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Author:
Mack, Peter
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Straw bale houses.
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Straw bale houses -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series
Publication Date:
July 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 BandW photographs and illustrations
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.00 x 8.00 in

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