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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Green Books (8 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903998735
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903998731
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,445 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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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Philip B on 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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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Nick Grant on 11 July 2007
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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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By dan on 22 Nov 2011
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Out of date and mostly just an account of the author's not very eco, eco-home built in the 70s.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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By julien rc brown on 22 Oct 2010
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Texxy on 5 Jan 2014
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin Peacock on 5 Jun 2014
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This is a great book but needs updating to embrace all the latest innovations in house building and new products.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By polly on 18 Oct 2013
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Informative and interesting book :) good for all rounder for building your own home or just remodeling.could be bit cheaper though.
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By Irmgard Roshilda on 1 Jun 2013
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This book is excellent for helping one to decide which format to use for building your own home. It entices and yet equally helps one to think the whole project through before making a final decission.
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