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Roundwood Timber Framing - Building Naturally Using Local Resources (Book)

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Filled with detailed colour photographs and drawings, this unique and practical 'how to' book will unquestionably be a benchmark for sustainable green building. This is also available as an eBook

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Filled with detailed colour photographs and drawings, this unique and practical 'how to' book will unquestionably be a benchmark for sustainable building. It will encourage communication between woodsmen, planners, architects and builders and help close the loop between environmental conservation, use of renewable local resources and the regeneration and evolution of traditional skills to create durable, ecological and beautiful buildings.



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Author Ben Law, Lloyd Kahn (Foreword)
Short title Roundwood Timber Framing
Long title Roundwood Timber Framing - Building Naturally Using Local Resources
Publisher Permanent Publications
Page count 160
Language English
ISBN-10 1856230414
ISBN-13 9781856230414

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A great read Review by Design4Design.com
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A great read for those interested in the idea of self build projects. (Posted on 08/11/2012)
A fascinating chronicle of a dream. Review by Good Woodworking
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It’s to the point, with clear photography links and information.

(Posted on 08/11/2012)
Highly recommended Review by Permaculture Works
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The book has excellent colour photos throughout, illustrating every aspect of the process from tree to building and is highly recommended. (Posted on 08/11/2012)
A triumph Review by Smallwoods.
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The book is a triumph for incorporating so much technical detail without losing the spirit of building with wood. An inspiring story. A valuable tale of an extraordinary home.

(Posted on 08/11/2012)
. Review by Green Building Magazine
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Law and his publisher have grasped the bull by the horns and delivered a real winner by including a good deal more hands-on information. (Posted on 08/11/2012)
This is Ben Law at his best – Review by Mike Abbott, woodland craftsman and author
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a comprehensive book full of practical information and packed with detailed photos – all underpinned by years of hard won experience and a sound philosophy. This has to be essential reading for the growing number of woodlanders keen to immerse themselves in all that woodlands have to offer.
(Posted on 08/11/2012)
Writing about roundwood timber framing, Ben has described all aspects of what is no less than a new architectural vernacular. Review by The Ecologist
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He starts with how to choose appropriate trees to fell, explains how to lay the padstone foundations, describes the process of roundwood framing, and the jointing and pegging techniques (which differ from green-oak framing). Then comes the construction of floors, roofs and walls using natural materials like waney edge boards, cob and straw bales; and finally there are examples of seven very different buildings. (Posted on 08/11/2012)
Ben’s work is unique... Review by Lloyd Kahn, author of Shelter, Homework and Builders of the Pacific Coast
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He’s a 21st century woodsman, formulating a new building style based on the timber framing methods of his British ancestors, but incorporating new techniques and the realities of the present-day world. He’s created a new vernacular, one that he’s passing on to future builders via hands-on workshops and books like these.
(Posted on 08/11/2012)
In this thought provoking book Ben shows us how we can construct expediently and with minimum environmental effect. Review by Kevin McCloud, TV presenter of Grand Designs and author
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Ben Law shows us all how it might be possible to live a low carbon, low resource-intensive way of life and he does it by example, bringing his considerable experience as a woodsman, designer and builder to construction challenges. (Posted on 08/11/2012)
fascinating and hugely important Review by Rob Hopkins, http://transitionculture.org
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The work Ben Law is doing with his roundwood timber framing innovations is fascinating and hugely important. If you still believe that a move towards the increased use of local materials will necessitate people living in hovels, this may be the book to shift your perceptions hugely. By starting his design of buildings with the materials he has around him which, given that he lives in and manages a sweet chestnut coppice in Sussex is round wood poles, he has created a new vernacular which is breathtakingly beautiful. As well as the poles, for which he has pioneered new techniques, he also incorporates strawbales, clay plasters, and other locally sourced materials. A fascinating taster of what construction could be and, on so many levels, needs to be. (Posted on 13/12/2010)

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