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 A Wattle and Daub - Timber Proposal



This is traditionally a wooden structure rendered in earth. The innovations proposed to adapt this technology for large-scale contemporary use are: the standardization and prefabrication of all the timber elements. It is also necessary to study the composition of locally available earth in order to maximise its resistance to the external elements and the tolerances of the structure. The assembly system has also been refined to facilitate much faster construction.


The principal structural component of this system is the timber frame which bears on concrete foundations. (fig. 10) The ground floor walls are built in mud brick and the first floor is a mixture of wattle and daub with a earth-pumice plaster finish.

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Contents | Preface | Acknowledgements | Abstract | Introduction
Objective | Methodology | Conclusions | Bibliography

Trade-off Methodology for Low-Cost Housing Construction Technologies

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