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This functional consultant is written specifically for the owner-builder and gives step by step directions supported via diagrams and pictures.

It covers the development technique from website coaching via to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. particular strategies for straw bale development and the combination of those options with these of traditional residence construction also are lined, together with flooring, trees wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. recommendation is available on plumbing and electric paintings in a straw bale residence.

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168 10 install of home windows and sliding doorways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 elements of a window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 resources of moisture penetration round home windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 coaching of home windows and doorways sooner than rendering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 solving the window right into a wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 safeguard of home windows from render scratches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 home windows and condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 keep watch over of liquid water on or in regards to the home windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 eleven Render for straw bale partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Earthen render . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 What we're trying to find in an exceptional earthen render . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 using your soil for an earthen render . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 one other method of generating constant earthen render . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 blending of earthen renders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 chook twine on straw bale homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Earthen rendered partitions that have been turning out to be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 blending of cob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred ninety deploy of earthen render . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Cement render . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 The durability of the development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 12 electric installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two hundred putting electric cables right into a straw bale wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two hundred The install of energy retailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Render and tool retailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 electric shops in rendered trees framed partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Straw house•book. indd xi 14/7/06 11:23:22 AM xii B uilding y o ur s t r a w ba le ho me electric shops on the base of straw bale partitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Wiring to the meter field or switchboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 thirteen Plumbing installations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 the first enemy is moisture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Condensation moisture and straw bale partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 hearth is an immense drawback in the course of development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 deploy of bathroom cisterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Showers and baths opposed to straw bale partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 install of a preformed bathe base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Silicone: makes use of, boundaries and deploy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 14 set up of inner doorways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Pre-hung door jambs .

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