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: Essential Light Straw Clay Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide
: Lydia Doleman
: New Society Publishers
: 2018
: 16
: / English

Light straw clay straw mixed with clay slip is a versatile, easy-to-use wall building material. Also called slip-straw, its durability has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings across Northern Europe and in modern high-performance buildings in North America.

Building code compliant in the US and using waste materials with high insulation value and excellent moisture handling qualities, its both high-performance and low-impact. Yet until now, there has been no practical guide to using the material in a wide variety of construction and renovation projects.

Distilling decades of experience, Essential Light Straw Clay Construction is a fully illustrated step-by-step guide, ideal for both the DIYer and professional designer and builder alike. It covers:

Material specifications, performance, and when and where to use it
Estimating quantities, costs, and sourcing
Illustrated, step-by-step guidance for mixing and installation, including slip-chip variations
Detail drawings for various wall systems including stud, timber, and pole framing, Larsen trusses, I-joists, plus retrofits
Code references, compliance, and best practice
Finishing and maintenance techniques
Additional resources.


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