Buildings with load-bearing earth walls were once widespread throughout Britain and many thousands still survive, including some dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Earth is the ultimate form of agreena building construction, creating no environmental pollutions and consuming virtually no energy. Subsoil can be dug from or near the site to construct buildings that will meet modern needs and conform to the latest building regulations. This book describes all aspects of earth building, explaining how earth performs as a building material and providing guidance on how best to repair and conserve existing earth buildings.Methods and Materials, Repair and Conservation Laurence Keefe. Attempts ... In the USA and Australia the a#39;Bobcata#39; skid steer loader is extensively used for the transporting and placing of soil in rammed earth ... As a general guide, one bale of straw (weighing around 25 to 29kg) added to 1.5 tonnes of loose, dry soil ( volume about 1.0m3) should be about right. ... The tractor is used to fetch dry or slightly damp soil from 3.4 Mixing cob using a mechanical digger 3.5 Cob drying 60 Earthanbsp;...
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