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Cob 17th century cobRobert Bolman robtb at efn.org
Sun Sep 7 23:21:14 PDT 1997
---------- > From: Michael Saunby writes: > Three months ago my wife and I moved house. We are now the latest, proud, > owners of a 17th century cob farmhouse. Neither of us has ever lived in > a cob (or thatched) house before but so far we have no regrets. > > Is there anyone else in the group living in an old cob building? > > Next year we hope to remove an ugly blockwork garage extension from the > rear of the house. So I am thinking of replacing this with a new cob > building. Is it safe to try and bond new cob walls to old, or should the > new room/s have 4 walls rather than 3? > > For passive solar fans, you might like to know that in its original > form the house had 5 windows on its south wall and 1 to the north. Michael, That sounds great! Where are you? You might contact the School or Architecture at the University of Plymouth. Get the "Out of Earth II" conference papers. There is all kinds of stuff about maintainance and repair of existing cob structures. Best Wishes, Robert Bolman
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