Roundwood Timber Framing

Author: Ben Law
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 1856230414
Release Date: 2010
Genre: House & Home

The twenty-first-century woodsman discusses his unique sustainable building style which combines the timber framing methods of his British ancestors with new techniques and and an environmental consciousness.

Making Better Buildings

Author: Chris Magwood
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717060
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Architecture

Sustainable building from the ground up - the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies

Essential Sustainable Home Design

Author: Chris Magwood
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781771422406
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Architecture

Essential Sustainable Home Design walks homebuilders through designing an environmentally friendly home, starting with key concepts, principles, and a project vision. Covering what makes a building green, a criteria matrix to guide design, material, and systems decisions, assembling a professional team, working with code officials, and choosing sustainable materials to keep the project goals on track from start to finish.

The One Planet Life

Author: David Thorpe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317625902
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Genre: Architecture

The One Planet Life demonstrates a path for everyone towards a way of life in which we don’t act as if we had more than one planet Earth. The difference between this approach and others is that it uses ecological footprint analysis to help to determine how effective our efforts are. Much of the book is a manual – with examples – on how to live the 'good life' and supply over 65% of your livelihood from your land with mostly positive impacts upon the environment. It examines the pioneering Welsh policy, One Planet Development, then considers efforts towards one planet living in urban areas. After a foreword by BioRegional/One Planet Living co-founder Pooran Desai and an introduction by former Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson, the book contains: An essay arguing that our attitude to planning, land and development needs to change to enable truly sustainable development. Guidelines on finding land, finance, and creating a personal plan for one planet living. Detailed guides on: sustainable building, supplying your own food, generating renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions from travel, land management, water supply and waste treatment. 20 exemplary examples at all scales – from micro-businesses to suburbs – followed by Jane Davidson’s Afterword. The book will interest anyone seeking to find out how a sustainable lifestyle can be achieved. It is also key reading for rural and built environment practitioners and policy makers keen to support low impact initiatives, and for students studying aspects of planning, geography, governance, sustainability and renewable energy.

The Woodland Year

Author: Ben Law
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 1856230333
Release Date: 2009-04-02
Genre: House & Home

Packed with stunning color photographs, The Woodland Year is an intimate month-by-month journey through Ben Law’s yearly cycle of work, his naturally attuned lifestyle, and his deep understanding of his woods. The Woodland Year provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including the cycles of nature, seasonal tasks, wild food gathering, wine making, mouthwatering and useful recipes, coppice crafts, round-pole timber-frame eco-building (pioneered by Ben), nature conservation, species diversity, tree profiles, and the use of horses for woodland work. This is a profound book that is both practical and poetic. It describes a way of life that is economically and ecologically viable and sets a new standard for managing our woods in a low-impact, sustainable way. As such, it holds some of the fundamental keys to how we can achieve a lower-carbon society.

Roman Woodworking

Author: Roger B. Ulrich
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300134605
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Literary Collections

This book presents an authoritative and detailed survey of the art of woodworking in the ancient Roman world. Illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs, Roman Woodworking covers topics such as the training and guild memberships of Roman carpenters, woodworking tools and techniques, the role of timber in construction and the availability of trees, and interior woodwork and furniture making. It also includes an extensive glossary of fully defined terms. This comprehensive book displays the accomplishment of the Roman woodworkers and their high skill and knowledge of materials and tools. Ulrich helps bring to light the importance of wooden projects and structures in Roman daily life and provides a wealth of information not only for classicists but also for those interested in the history of technology and the history of woodworking.

The Woodsman

Author: Ben Law
ISBN: 0007508921
Release Date: 2013-03-01

Ben Law has lived as a woodsman in Prickly Nut Wood for over 20 years. His authentic, incredible sense of the land and the wildlife, and his respect for age old traditions and how to sustain them offers a wonderful, inviting insight into the life and character of Prickly Nut Wood.

Excavations at Dryslwyn Castle 1980 95

Author: Chris Caple
Publisher: Maney Pub
ISBN: 1905981880
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

The report from excavations of a thirteenth century Carmarthenshire castle, the seat of the Lords of Dryslwyn until its capture by Edward I in 1287.

The Woodland House

Author: Ben Law
Publisher: Permanenet Publications
ISBN: 1856230449
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: House & Home