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Building in Cob, Pise and Stabilized Earth

By: C. Williams-Ellis with an Introduction By Gordon T. Pearson

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 023124

ISBN: 187339439X

Condition: 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 pisé 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 a... View more info

Conservation of Clay and Chalk Buildings

By: Gordon T. Pearson

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012610

ISBN: 1873394004

Condition: 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, Pisé 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 ea... View more info