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Murray Hollis
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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing (1 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0643069771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0643069770
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 17 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Building with straw bales is being embraced by amateurs and professionals for its versatility, comfort, environmental friendliness and high insulation. New methods should expand its growing worldwide popularity. Practical Straw Bale Building describes the best of current practices and introduces new ideas in a practical step-by-step approach, supported by technical data and analysis. Starting from how straw bales are made, it describes the building of both in-fill and load-bearing walls, discusses the properties of materials used to plaster the walls, and details how particular features are incorporated, such as windows, doors, arches, plumbing and electrical. It especially describes new methods that enable the construction of straighter, thinner and easier-to-plaster walls. The book provides a wealth of information and ideas for immediate practical application and as a basis for further development of straw bale building methods.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Bales about it 10 Oct 2013
By Riaan
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It's an ok book, would be nice to have more pictures/illustrations. It does tell you what you need to know. If you want illustrations then this is not the book you want.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great if you know absolutely nothing about straw bale, and don't want to 8 Feb 2008
By B. Barbier - Published on
I am a contractor and have been involved in a couple straw bale projects. I found this book to be fairly useless in my continuing education. I also found some of the author's unique ideas to be a bit suspect--I would refer anyone looking for better building techniues to check out Bruce King's books. I won't even sell this book to the used book store, I'd hate to be a part of misleading anyone. Conclusion: Not Practical Straw Bale Building.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful - highly recommend 11 April 2013
By Fleur Bowler - Published on
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A most insightful read and a book I will most certainly refer to again. Practical, creative and instructive, five stars.
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