288 pages, 100 col photos, 50 line drawings
Whether you want a turf roof, solar-powered hot water, or a super-insulated (and cost-efficient) house, you need to know the essential elements of the self-build process. In The Green Self-Build Book, Jon Broome gives an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques, and presents this information in a way that is relevant to non-professionals. The book includes case studies of green building techniques such as earth & straw bale buildings.
The Green Self-Build Book gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green self-build process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project, and also for housing professionals, students and teachers.
The Author: Jon Broome is an architect, who has self-built two houses. He was for many years Director of Architype, a London-based architectural practice working on housing, education, health and community buildings with specialist expertise in low energy design, timber-frame construction and sustainable building. He is co-author of The Self-Build Book and contributor to Housing & the Environment, published by the Chartered Institute of Housing. He lives in London, where he runs his own consultancy specializing in sustainable construction.
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