Types of Construction

Building Materials: Buy Local and Buy Natural

By |2021-05-24T08:22:29+00:00November 17, 2009|Types of Construction|

When you’re looking for building materials, buying locally instead of ordering from afar has many advantages for your local community and the environment. You will be contributing to lowering carbon emission levels and saving resources by reducing the carbon miles involved in transporting the goods and you should also save [...]

Straw Bale Construction

By |2021-05-24T08:22:23+00:00November 15, 2006|Types of Construction|

People have built homes using straw, grass, or reed throughout history. During the late 1800s on the American plains however, straw bales houses were a matter of necessity; there was no lumber for construction. Now, with the rise in interest in sustainable housing, there's been a revival in straw bale [...]

Mongolian Gers & Yurts: Nomads Tents

By |2021-05-24T08:22:30+00:00October 25, 2006|Types of Construction|

Once you have stepped into a ger or yurt, and experienced the freedom of life within its circular space, or enjoyed a night's sleep within one, then you will know what it is like to get a sense of nomadic life, in a portable, highly individual and protective, and ultimately [...]

Earth and Construction

By |2021-05-24T08:22:26+00:00October 18, 2006|Types of Construction|

Earth construction is the practice of building with unfired, untreated, raw earth. It has been successfully used around the world for over 11,000 years, and it is estimated that around half the world's population today live and work in earth buildings. Types of Earth Building The techniques and methods for [...]

Underground Construction

By |2021-05-24T08:22:20+00:00October 9, 2006|Types of Construction|

Underground construction has been around for thousands of years, mostly developed through mining and more recently through transport, housing and commercial industries. The Channel Tunnel, London Underground, British Library, and various shopping centres are all examples of underground construction. Underground housing (sometimes called earth sheltered housing) refers specifically to homes [...]

Brick Manufacture and Use in Construction

By |2021-05-24T08:22:27+00:00September 8, 2006|Types of Construction|

Bricks are blocks of clay that have been hardened through being fired in a kiln or dried in the sun. Over time, kiln-fired bricks have grown more popular than sun-dried bricks, although both are still found worldwide. Bricks have been in continual use for around 5000 years, and brickwork from [...]

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