Earth Building

Cob
Cob is mass earth made of clay sub soil, straw and water, which is traditionally built in layers. It is a method of building originating in the south west of England and is now experiencing a revival
Rammed Earth
...or Pise as it is known in France, is a fairly dry mix rammed between shuttering to create walls and is used world wide.
Adobe
A mud brick formed in a mould and dried. It is used widely for construction throughout the world including New Mexico, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Useful cob reference books and websites

Lime in Building - A practical Guide

Written by Jane Schofield
Price £4
Available from: Jane Schofield,
Black Dog Press, Lewdon Farm, Black Dog, Crediton,
Devon EX17 4QQ, UK.
Tel: 01884 861181 and 861196
E-mail: jane@blackdog.ukf.net

Cob Buildings - A practical Guide

Written by Jane Schofield and Jill Smallcombe
Price £6
Available from: Jane Schofield,
Black Dog Press, Lewdon Farm, Black Dog, Crediton,
Devon EX17 4QQ, UK.
Tel: 01884 861181 and 861196
E-mail: jane@blackdog.ukf.net

'Back To Earth'

Contact: Chris Brookman,
Jubilee House, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton,
Devon EX17 4JH, UK.
Tel: 01363 866999
E- mail: chris@backtoearth.co.uk
web:www.backtoearth.co.uk


SPAB

(The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings)
37 Spital Square,
London E1 6DY,
UK. Tel:020 7377 1644

School of Architecture & Design

Roland Levinsky Building
Drakes Circus
Plymouth
PL4 8AA
01752 585163
Fax: 01752 585155
Linda.watson@plymouth.ac.uk www.plymouth.ac.uk

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