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Build it with bales : a step-by-step guide to straw-bale construction

Author: S O MacDonald; Matts A Myhrman
Publisher: Tucson, AZ : The Authors, ©1994.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S O MacDonald; Matts A Myhrman
ISBN: 0964282100 9780964282100
OCLC Number: 31440715
Notes: Version 1.0, August 1994.
Description: v, 79 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Why we wrote this guide --
How this guide is organized --
Roots --
.. .and revival --
Questions and answers --
A bale is a bale is a ... --
Hay versus straw --
Bale options --
The ideal, building-grade bale --
Sources of bales --
Uses of straw --
Bale composition --
How many bales? --
Three basic approaches --
Loadbearing --
Non-loadbearing --
Hybrid combinations --
Developing a plan --
A different way of building --
Preliminary conceptual design --
Structural implications of openings in bale walls --
Idiosyncracies of bales as a construction materials --
Moisture protection strategies --
Mechanical and electricial systems, etc. --
Developing an building plan --
Site selection considerations --
Site preparation --
Finalizing the design --
Preparing a materials list --
The loadbearing option --
Step 1. Foundations --
Step 2. Door and window frames --
Step 3. Raising the walls --
Step 4. Roof plates and bond beams --
Step 5. Adding the roof --
Step 6. Letting the walls compress --
Step 7. Surfacing the walls --
Step 8. Finishing touches --
The non-loadbearing option --
Step 1. Foundations --
Step 2. Building the framework --
Step 3. Adding the roof --
Step 4. Window and door frames --
Step 5. Adding the bales --
Step 6. Pre-surfacing preparation --
Step 7. Surfacing the walls --
Step 8. Finishing touches --
The hybrid option .
Responsibility: S.O. MacDonald and Matts Myhrman.

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