Stone House: A Guide to Self-building with Slipforms

Author(s): Tomm Stanley

Paving/Fencing/Stonework | Stonework & Paving

You won't need to be an expert stone mason, or even have much construction experience, to build your own house with one of the world's most traditional building materials - stone. Stone House contains all the information you'll need to successfully build a stone home for yourself, from clearing the building site to topping the stone walls for roof framing. While providing a wealth of information on a range of relevant subjects, Tomm Stanley uses an instructional narrative to lead readers through the process of building with stone and slipforms. This is the first book dedicated to slipform stone masonry in many years. Topics include: -Traditional Stonemasonry and slipforming -Basic geology and where to source suitable homes -Passive solar principles -Concrete making and techniques for molding and casting concrete -Methods for restoring wooden windows and doors

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780473099701
  • : Chelsea Green Publishing Co
  • : Chelsea Green Pub Co
  • : April 2004
  • : 250mm X 180mm X 12mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 693.1
  • : 208
  • : 155 illustrations & photos
  • : Tomm Stanley