Essential Cordwood Construction

Essential Cordwood Construction

Essential Cordwood Building is the first fully illustrated, step-by-step guide for design, material specification, construction, detailing, maintenance, and code compliance of cordwood. For both the DIYer and professional builder.

Author: Rob Roy

Publisher: Sustainable Building Essential

ISBN: 0865718520

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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The first highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to cordwood construction
Categories: Architecture

Cordwood Building

Cordwood Building

THE MOST WIDELY READ BOOK ON CORDWOOD CONSTRUCTION Fact-filled, richly illustrated, and full of experience-based advice, this is the only book you'll need. — LLOYD KAHN, author, Shelter,Home Work, and Tiny Homes Rich in hands-on ...

Author: Rob Roy

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550926231

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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From load-bearing walls and new mortar options to electrical wiring and code compliance, and augmented by fresh case studies from around the world, more than a dozen new chapters cover the array of innovations in cordwood construction since the first release nearly 15 years ago. Cordwood Building remains the most comprehensive book available on cordwood masonry construction methods.
Categories: House & Home

Essential Cordwood Building

Essential Cordwood Building

Kelly Hart, founder of www.greenhomebuilding.com In Essential Cordwood Building, Rob Roy has distilled the critical information required to think and plan ...

Author: Rob Roy

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781771422420

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

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Cordwood building—log-ends set in insulated mortar—is a versatile, economical, low-impact, and beautiful building method. Its durability and performance has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings in North America and Europe. Yet until now, there has been no trusted, practical guide to cordwood construction using the material in a wide variety of construction projects. Distilling decades of experience and best practices, Essential Cordwood Building is the first fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to cordwood building. Ideal for the DIYer and professional designer and builder alike, it covers: Wood species selection, log-end length, and seasoning Cement, lime putty, and cob mortar options Wall cavity insulation options Budgeting and estimating Highly illustrated, step-by-step building techniques Window and door frame installation, pointing and chinking, finishing, and plastering Special designs and decorative features Code references, compliance, building science, and best practices Troubleshooting and maintenance Essential Cordwood Building is part of New Society’s Sustainable Building Essentials Series. Series editors Chris Magwood and Jen Feigin have scoured the world of sustainable building to bring you the techniques and systems that deliver measurable benefits in terms of greater efficiency and reduced environmental impacts. Written by the world’s leading sustainable builders, designers, and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where high performance and low impact are key goals. Get the essentials! Rob Roy is widely recognized as a world leading authority on cordwood construction. He is Director of Earthwood Building School in West Chazy, New York, which teaches owner-builders how to build with cordwood masonry. Rob has authored and edited fifteen books, including Cordwood Building, Timber Framing for the Rest of Us, Earth-Sheltered Houses, and Stoneview.
Categories: House & Home

Essential Earthbag Construction

Essential Earthbag Construction

New Society Sustainable Building Essentials Series Series editors Chris Magwood ... Chris Magwood Essential Cordwood Building, Rob Roy Essential Earthbag ...

Author: Kelly Hart

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781771422512

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 657

Build economical and resilient earthbag structures using simple tools and techniques. Earthbag construction- building with polypropylene bags usually filled with earthen materials- is a versatile, easy-to-master, low-impact, and highly durable form of building, suitable for structures from houses to root cellars. Containing over 75 photos and illustrations, Essential Earthbag Construction is a practical guide to this affordable method of building. Going well beyond the scope of other sources, this indispensable manual is packed with all the information you need to determine if it's the right choice for your project, and to start building. Distilling decades of experience, research, and best practices, it covers: Material specifications, performance, and when and where to use it Pros and cons of different fills from gravel, to earth and clay, to insulative perlite, rice hulls, and volcanic stone Illustrated, step-by-step guidance for efficient bag filling and installation Details for various designs, including domes and arches Foundation options and seismic and stability considerations Finishing and maintenance techniques Tools and materials Additional resources. Essential Earthbag Construction presents the practical guidance and best practices for both the DIYer and professional to design and build high-quality earthbag structures.
Categories: House & Home

Essential Hempcrete Construction

Essential Hempcrete Construction

Hempcrete and cordwood building Cordwood building has a long history in North America. The system uses lengths of split softwood logs in a matrix of mortar ...

Author: Chris Magwood

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865718197

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 755

The essential guide to hempcrete - a strong, versatile, environmentally friendly, energy-efficient natural insulating material
Categories: Architecture

Essential Composting Toilets

Essential Composting Toilets

... Jacob Deva Racusin Essential Light Straw Clay Construction, Lydia Doleman Essential Sustainable Home Design, Chris Magwood Essential Cordwood Building, ...

Author: Gord Baird

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550926651

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 807

From wastestream to mainstream, a practical guide to composting toilet systems. Composting toilets are a key feature for local resilience, money saving, water conservation, resource recovery, septic system replacement, and an improved bathroom experience in rural and urban buildings. Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined manual that takes a practical, how-to approach to composting toilet system selection, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives. Drawing from existing regulations and research, this book dispels myths and provides tools to assess various systems. It includes: Easily-understood drawings, plans, and photos Coverage of all main composting toilet systems Selection criteria including site considerations, urine separation pros/cons, renovations/new builds, ventilation, servicing, and composting details Design and installation details. Offering a professional approach accessible to DIYers, homeowners, designers, building consultants, water conservation advocates, and regulators, Essential Composting Toilets provides key information for redesigning toilet systems anywhere in the world.
Categories: House & Home

Essential Sustainable Home Design

Essential Sustainable Home Design

Cordwood and the Code: A Building Permit Guide. Merrill, WI: Cordwood Construction, 2005. Roy, Robert L. Cordwood Building: The State of the Art. Gabriola ...

Author: Chris Magwood

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781771422406

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 217

Design your own sustainable home Many people dream of building a beautiful, environmentally friendly home. But until now there has been no systematic guide to help potential builders work through the complete process of imagining, planning, designing, and building their ideal, sustainable home. Essential Sustainable Home Design walks potential homebuilders through the process starting with key concepts, principles, and a project vision that will guide the house to completion. Coverage includes: How to clarify your ideas and create a practical pathway to achieving your dream A criteria matrix to guide design, material, and systems decisions Creating a strong, integrated design team and working with professionals and code officials to keep the project on track from start to finish. Key building science concepts that make for a high-performance, durable building Primer on building logistics, material sourcing, and protocols to ensure that the initial vision for the project comes to fruition. One-page summaries and ratings of popular sustainable building materials and system options. Ideal for owner-builders and sustainable building contractors working with clients aiming to design and build a sustainable home. Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative, sustainable buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario. He is co-founder and director the Endeavour Centre for Innovative Building and Living and co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series. Chris is the author of Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction, Essential Hempcrete Construction, Straw Bale Details, More Straw Bale Building , and Making Better Buildings .
Categories: Architecture

Cordwood Building

Cordwood Building

Rob Roy has combinedsome brilliant mortgagefree building strategieswith theessentials of cordwood constructionto thebenefit of usall.

Author: Rob Roy

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550924671

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 239

All you need to create beautiful buildings from sawmill left-overs--or even driftwood!
Categories: House & Home

Stoneview

Stoneview

That's the essential info on cordwood. For a more thorough look at the technique, see Cordwood Building: The State of the Art (New Society, ...

Author: Rob Roy

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923595

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 132

Step-by-step instructions for building an octagonal cordwood masonry guesthouse.
Categories: House & Home

Library Journal

Library Journal

While not an essential purchase , this title will nicely round out ... A builder with 25 years ' ex - perience , Roy ( Cordwood Building ) offers a more ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015063375029

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Categories: Libraries

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review

... dresses , underwear , overcoa suits , shoes , bedding , furniture , soap , cordwood , lumber , and building when necessary , to house their activities .

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ISBN: OSU:32435056057227

Category: Labor laws and legislation

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Publishes in-depth articles on labor subjects, current labor statistics, information about current labor contracts, and book reviews.
Categories: Labor laws and legislation

The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth Sheltered Homes

The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth Sheltered Homes

If you have ever looked at your power bill in stunned disbelief, if you are interested in green building techniques, or if you want your home to stand out (or hide out), then this book is for you.

Author: Robert McConkey

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601383730

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 884

The home, an essential part of the American dream, has been beset by troubles since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007. Whether from an unstable housing economy, ever-rising energy costs, or the environmental ruin of urban sprawl, the origin and variety of these assaults can be bewildering. Surprisingly, some of the answers to many of these modern-day troubles lie in some of humanity�s most ancient building techniques. Earth-sheltered building has existed since the heyday of Skara Brae in Scotland 5,000 years ago, and is used today by people around the world, from the Yaodong of northwest China to the subterranean residents of Coober Pedy, Australia, and even to converted missile silos in America. If you have ever looked at your power bill in stunned disbelief, if you are interested in green building techniques, or if you want your home to stand out (or hide out), then this book is for you. Contrary to popular misconceptions of being cramped, dark, or dank domiciles, earth-sheltered homes come in a number of different styles, incorporating brilliant techniques designed to bring light and air into the home. With The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth-Sheltered Homes, you will learn about the many different types of earth-sheltered homes and their various advantages, including a life span that can be two to three times longer than that of conventional housing, inexpensive building materials, and reduced maintenance costs. Additionally, the energy costs of an earth-sheltered home can be as much as 80 percent lower than a conventional home�s power costs. The book will also examine the different environmental factors that you need to consider when selecting which style to build and how to begin, and carry out, your building process. Some of the factors discussed include the different types of soil and how to adjust to them, the level of precipitation and how to manage runoff, and how to maximize use of natural light sources. Construction experts and earth-sheltered homebuilders have been interviewed and their expertise is included in this guide to help you learn how you can create your own underground home. Details of construction methods are found throughout the book, including tips and advice for planning, excavation, flooring, walls, framing, waterproofing, roofing, drainage, and insulation. You will also learn how to pour your own footings and floor, how to dry stack concrete block walls, how to use post and beam framing, and how to waterproof the membranes. With the information provided in this book, you can start planning and building your own earth-sheltered home in no time so that you, too, can benefit from the natural protection of the earth. If earth-sheltered building is good enough for Bill Gates� $136 million mansion, then it just might be good enough for you too.
Categories: Architecture

South Dakota History

South Dakota History

... trees into the cordwood , building materials , and mine timbers essential to Homestake's proiitable gold operation.2 Eventually , Homestake's lumbering ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210009996594

Category: South Dakota

Page:

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Categories: South Dakota

Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters

Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters

Cordwood Building: The State of the Art. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society, 2003. ———. Earth-Sheltered Houses: How to Build an Affordable Underground ...

Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569759790

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 638

Going beyond a standard 72-hour bug out bag, this book shows you how to outfit escape vehicles and retreats in order to be able to survive for days, weeks or even months without civilization. Projects include outfitting a stationwagon, converting an RV and building secure shelters from shipping containers.
Categories: Social Science

Forest History Today

Forest History Today

... Hills where loggers converted free trees into the cordwood building materials , and mine timbers essential to Homestake's profitable gold operation .

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00755935S

Category: Forests and forestry

Page:

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Categories: Forests and forestry

Proceedings of the Annual Convention

Proceedings of the Annual Convention

We abandoned the cordwood method of firing up which was cumbersome and ... That seems to be an important question in building a fire with shavings .

Author: International Railway Fuel Association

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000003544624

Category: Fuel

Page:

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Categories: Fuel

Garden Gateway to Canada

Garden Gateway to Canada

A black silk or lustre apron was essential for dress - up occasions and a ... provided a great incentive to the cutting of cordwood and building timber ...

Author: Neil F. Morrison

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071196151

Category: Essex (Ont. : County)

Page: 344

View: 402

A history of the Windsor Essex County frontier and its role in Canada's history.
Categories: Essex (Ont. : County)

The Art of Natural Building Second Edition Completely Revised Expanded and Updated

The Art of Natural Building Second Edition Completely Revised  Expanded and Updated

... light clay (straw-clay, woodchip-clay and mineral clay) and cordwood masonry. A well-insulated roof is essential in both cold and hot climates.

Author: Joseph F. Kennedy

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550925609

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 846

The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updated The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House . Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home .
Categories: Architecture