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1 C. Williams-Ellis with an Introduction By Gordon T. Pearson
Building in Cob, Pise and Stabilized Earth
Donhead Publishing Ltd; Dorset, UK; 1999; 187339439X / 9781873394397; Reprint; Hard Cover; Brand New; Brand New; 
This fascinating study, first published in 1919 then substantially revised in 1947, was based on experiments undertaken by the author, Clough Williams-Ellis into the use of pisť de terre and other earth based materials. It was written at a time when traditional building resources such as brick and timber were in short supply, and there was a need to consider the potential for using alternative materials in construction. Whilst earth building has not developed significantly in the UK since this book appeared, the recent efforts of the sustainable architecture movement has helped to stimulate an interest in constructing new earthen buildings. This, coupled with an increasing awareness of the importance of conserving and maintaining our existing stock of earth structures, will ensure this work will be of considerable value not just as a historical document but as a practical source of advice and guidance. Contents: General Survey Pisť De Terre Adobe Stabilized Earth Cob and Chalk Mud Protective Coverings for Earth Walls Design A Successful Experiment Some Practices Abroad Index Printed Pages: 216 with numerous illustrations. 023124

Price: 80.00 USD
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2 Gordon T. Pearson
Conservation of Clay and Chalk Buildings
Donhead Publishing Ltd; Dorset, UK; 1997; 1873394004 / 9781873394007; Reprint; Hard Cover; Brand New; Brand New; 
This standard work provides practical guidance on appropriate methods of conservation and repair of earth buildings using traditional materials. It is the first major book on the subject of earth building since Clough Williams-Ellis and the Eastwick-Fields published Building in Cob, Pisť and Stabilised Earth in 1947. It deals with the qualities and characteristics of clay and chalk and the way in which they have been used to construct buildings. Advice is given on soil analysis, the philosophy of repair techniques and the factors to be considered before altering, converting or extending an earth building. The author primarily advocates repair techniques using traditional materials but the role and suitability of certain modern materials is also considered. This book will be essential reading for surveyors, architects, conservation officers, building contractors and owners seeking practical guidance on the construction, conservation or repair of earth buildings. Contents: Introduction to earth walling: the materials Methods of construction The qualities of earth walling Repairs, alterations and extensions - general principles Repairs, alterations and extensions; methods Wall protection Wall decoration Conclusion - the future of earth building Printed Pages: 224 with numerous b/w illustrations. 012610

Price: 85.00 USD
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