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Natural earth soils, such as clay and mud, provide good low-cost construction materials and help to regulate temperatures in buildings.

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Interlocking Brick (CSEB) Production Manual

Build Up Nepal, Published on 2018

Interlocking Bricks (CSEB) are made by mixing Soil, Sand and Cement and compressing it in a machine. It is an Earthquake resistant technology recommended by the government of Nepal. It is fast to...

What are Interlocking Bricks?

Build up Nepal, Published on 2017

Interlocking Bricks (CSEB) are made by mixing Soil, Sand and Cement and compressing it in a machine. It is an Earthquake resistant technology recommended by the government of Nepal. It is fast to...

Entrepreneurship reconstruction with Earth Bricks

Build up Nepal, Published by Build up Nepal on 2017

Build up Nepal & Practical Action are supporting a growing number of entrepreneurs in Rasuwa & Nuwakot to produce Earth Bricks. Earth Bricks are safe and sustainable to build with. Strength is...

Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) Construction Manual

Build Up Nepal, Published on 2017

This technical brief explains about the Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks structure.

La Construction Sans Bois – Une Vue D’Ensemble

John Norton, Published on 2015

Construction sans bois : un transfert de technologie Sud-Sud pour traiter les problèmes d'environnement et de construction, dans la partie ouest du Sahel, en Afrique.

دليل بناء المنزل القبوي من الطين

Yousef Hasan Adern;Ali Alzubair, Published by Practical Action on 2009

دليل خطوة بخطوة للمباني القبوية الخالية من الأخشاب، يحتوي على صور ورسوم فنية

Clay as a Binder

Otto Ruskulis, Published by BASIN on 2008

Clays are the main binders of earth and are made up of very small mineral particles leached out during the erosion of rock.

Mud Plasters and Renders

Otto Ruskulis, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 2009

Mud plasters are used for houses built from mud but can also be used for buildings of stone and fired brick.

The Construction of the Timberless House Model

Yousef Hasan Adern;Ali Alzubair, Published by Practical Action on 2009

A step by step guide to constructing domed timberless buildings with photographs and technical drawings.

Woodless Construction: Change and Adaptation to Local Needs

John Norton, Published on 2012

Woodless construction: A south south technology transfer by Development Workshop to address the environmental and construction issues of the West African Sahel region.

Woodless Construction: Training of Trainers and Builders

John Norton, Published on 2012

Woodless construction: A south south technology transfer by Development Workshop to address the environmental and construction issues of the West African Sahel region.

Woodless Construction: An Overview

John Norton, Published on 2012

Woodless construction: A south south technology transfer by Development Workshop to address the environmental and construction issues of the West African Sahel region.

Making Stabilised Soil Blocks

Practical Action, Published on 2007

Deals with the two main problems that can arise with earth buildings: stabilisation and compaction.

Additives to Clay - Minerals and Synthetic

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 1991

Earth has been used for building for thousands of years. Good quality durable earth buildings can be built to suit local conditions and structural requirements.

Additives to Clay - Organic

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 1991

Earth has been used for building for thousands of years throughout the world, and is a multi-component system usually consisting of stones, sand, silt, clay and water.

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