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The Green Self-build Book: How to Design and Build Your Own Eco-home [Paperback]

Jon Broome
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8 April 2007
Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, or a super-insulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the selfbuild process. In The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques, and presents this information in a way that is relevant to non-professionals. The book includes case studies of green building techniques such as earth & straw bale buildings.
The Green Self-Build Book gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green self-build process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project, and also for housing professionals, students and teachers.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Green Books (8 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903998735
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903998731
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 20.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jon Broome is an architect, who has self-built two houses. He was for many years Director of Architype, a London-based architectural practice working on housing, education, health and community buildings with specialist expertise in low energy design, timber-frame construction and sustainable building. He is co-author of The Self-Build Book and contributor to Housing & the Environment, published by the Chartered Institute of Housing. He lives in London, where he runs his own consultancy specializing in sustainable construction.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good general info book 15 Jun 2009
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I am thinking of a self build. This book gives the basics and covers a lot of ground from initial design right through to finishing. It looks at green issues from insulation to recycling. It is not the only book you will need as this subject could not possibly fit into one book, but it helps you decide what areas you want to look into further yourself and what areas you will ask for help from experts on. Lots of photos (some a little dated) and info for UK self builders.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 11 July 2007
Format:Paperback
My partner and I were inspired to build our own house by the previous version of this book and now we are in this one so I think it's reasonable to call it inspiring.

This is a book with substance and great coffee table pictures as well. A good mix of technical advice and the stories of self builders written by a self builder and very experienced green Architect.
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2.0 out of 5 stars not 5 stars 22 Nov 2011
By dan
Format:Paperback
Out of date and mostly just an account of the author's not very eco, eco-home built in the 70s. Quite a nice summary of more current projects around the UK
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really intresting. 22 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
I have not finished reading this yet. But I have read a couple of chapters and had a good flick through.

This book is the the kind of book that i have been looking for for ages but did not know it. I am an architecture student and I have been interested in Deep-green construction since the start of my course. I imagine I will be using this book for the rest of my career.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting book 5 Jan 2014
By Texxy
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Maybe too many pictures and not enough Ingo for the cost. I gave this as a Christmas gift and the person did seem to enjoy it.
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