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Straw Bale Info Document

A very comprehensive document, that deals with a variety of both load bearing construction and non-load bearing straw bale systems. Latest Edition February 2021 (157 A4 pages)

A Sandbag Building Handbook

Describes the basics of a simple sandbag building system. It uses structural ladders made of timber latte, off-cuts or small dimensional battens. Latest Edition February 2021

Earth Building Soil Analysis and Adobe Brick Making

The info manual has been extensively revised and extended. It now offers a detailed chapter on the Adobe Brick Making process including a lot of descriptive images. Latest Edition March 2022

A Water Saving & Recycling Document

This document describes a variety easily built grey water systems including a low tech branched drain system, reed bed systems and a kitchen grease trap treating system. Latest Edition October 2013

An Illustrated Manifesto for Green Architecture

This document forms the theoretical basis of our practice. It details the six broad principles for green design, why they are necessary and what measures can be taken to implement them. Latest update October 2013

A Lime Dung Plaster Recipe & Natural Paint Guide

Illustrates and explains in detail of how to make your own plaster using a mixture of lime, dung, sand and clay. Latest Edition January 2022

Technologies for a Regenerative Future

This document takes a brief overview of a variety of natural building technologies and the practice's examples listed. Latest Edition December 2021

Eco Friendly Timber in South Africa

Includes info on renewable timbers, natural non-toxic treatments & preservatives methods, moon phase harvesting, boron treatment, solar kilns, suppliers etc. Latest Edition August 2016

Full Set of Info Manuals

This is the full set of all Info Manuals from Eco Design Architects. Get a 10 % price reduction if you purchase all 7 of these Manuals.
R2 300.00

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