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This is book number 9 in the Sustainable Building series.

Description


This book was previously published under the title Using Natural Finishes. With the increasing awareness of eco-building techniques alongside the desire to make our homes healthier, the historical benefits of using natural renders and paints are being rediscovered. Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes.

  • Step-by-step instructions for applying lime and clay based plasters, renders and paints.
  • Information on the benefits of natural finishes for personal health, the environment, and for buildings.
  • Drawing on traditional methods & materials for using lime & clay finishes on new and historic buildings.
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date online resourceguide to suppliers, practitioners and courses.

Easy to follow DIY projects guide the reader through all aspects of using these natural finishes, with beautiful photographs of techniques and examples from the UK and abroad.

About the Author


Adam Weismann & Katy Bryce work with lime and clay on a daily basis through their company, Clayworks. They learnt these skills through restoring ancient vernacular buildings in Cornwall, and then began to apply the traditional techniques and materials to contemporary ‘eco’ builds. They have a passionate belief in the power of using these natural materials to benefit the health and well being of people, buildings and the environment. Adam and Katy are the authors of Building with Cob and Using Natural Finishes for Green Books.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780857842695
ISBN-10: 0857842692
Publisher: Green Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2015
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Sustainable Building

Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints: A How-To Guide to Using Natural Finishes (Sustainable Building #9) (Paperback)