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Great Introduction to SB Building,
This review is from: Building with Straw Bales: A Practical Guide for the UK and Ireland (Paperback)
I used this book throughout my final year of university, and I still do as a design aid. It provides the perfect introduction to building with bales pointed really well towards self-builders. Crucially, it differs from other guides as being specific to the UK and Ireland and the authors expertise in building here means this is covered very well.
If you are looking for a book detailing the history and growth of SB building then this isn't it; check out the Steens excelent books perhaps. There are also books on the subject that go into more detail (Lacinski and Bergerons "Serious Straw Bale" for instance), however this book is concise and holds just the right amount of detail to get you started, especially if you are in the UK or Ireland.
Go and build it with bales!
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Initial post: 14 May 2011 12:27:55 BDT
Sarah Ockenden says:
Thank you for your helpful review, it is my ultimate dream to build a sustainable house and get away from the rat race, I think this will be a good starting point :)
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