The Natural Building Companion

The Natural Building Companion

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qNatural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint on the environment. In this complete reference to natural building philosophy, design, and technique, Jacob Deva Racusin andAce McArleton walk builders through planning and constructio.The Natural Building Companion--provides the tools necessary to understand basic principles of building science, including structural and thermal engineering, and hydrodynamics. This guide offers thorough, up-to-date, and advanced installation details and performance characteristics of straw-bale, straw-clay, woodchip-clay, and cellulose wall systems, as well as earthen and stone wall systems and a variety of framing, roofing, flooring, mechanical system, and finishing options. This fully-illustrated volume informs professionals making the transition from conventional building, homeowners embarking on their own construction, or green builders who want comprehensive guidance on natural-building options. The book, part of the The Yestermorrow Design/Build Library, is accompanied by an instructional DVDq--Pour lime putty into a 5-gallon bucket. 2. Slowly add approximately 3 gallons of water, stirring continuously, until the consistency of whole milk is reached (do not be ... Generally, limewash can hold up to 7% to 10% by weight pigment content before powdering or dusting; we find this ... How to apply Being much thinner than a classic paint, a minimum of three coats oflimewash are needed, especially overanbsp;...

Title:The Natural Building Companion
Author:Jacob Deva Racusin, Ace McArleton
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing - 2012


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