The Self-build Book
How to Enjoy Designing and Building Your Own Home
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|Format:||Paperback, 256 pages, Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||50 b&w photographs, 50 line drawings|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 30 September 1995|
This revised and updated edition of the guide to the process of building for yourself gives both inspiration and practical information. It relates personal experiences of putting theory into practice; outlines an environmentally friendly approach to design, choice of materials and energy conservation; includes a practical guide to organizing a project which covers land, finance, permissions and professional help; and includes a detailed manual on the Segal Method of timber construction, because of its particular advantage to self-builders. Jon Broome and Brian Richardson are both architects with a great deal of self-build experience.
About 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.
|Publisher: ||Green Earth Books (an Imprint of Green Books)|
|Dimensions: ||26.0 x 20.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.88 kg)|