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Benefits of building with earth, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 9)

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This is the ninth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. The origins of building with earth Building with earth is an ancient practice. From rammed earth, to clay, to cob and mud-brick, the

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Benefits of building with cob, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 8)

This is the eighth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. What is cob? Cob is a mixture of sandy-sub soil, clay and straw. It’s mixed by crushing the particles together by

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Benefits of building with straw, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 7)

This is the seventh post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. How do you use straw in construction? Straw-bale construction is a building method that uses bales of straw as structural elements,

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Benefits of building with bamboo, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 6)

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This is the sixth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. How can you build using bamboo? Bamboo is a type of grass, with a hard, hollow stem. It is a perennial

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Benefits of building with hemp, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 5)

This is the fifth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. Hemp: a versatile material Hemp is a plant that holds extraordinary history, from its use as paper, to hemp plastic, to

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Benefits of building with stone, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 4)

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This is the fourth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. Building with stone: a long history From smart townhouses to grand mansions to medieval castles to cosy worker cottages to ancient

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Benefits of building with clay, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 3)

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This is the third post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. The versatility of clay The use of clay dates back to the earliest human civilisation and clay bricks have been a popular

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Benefits of building with zinc, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 2)

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This is the second post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. What is zinc used for? Zinc is an abundant, lightweight and shiny metal which has long been used in construction for

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Benefits of building with timber, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 1)

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This post is the first in our Super Natural Materials series. Timber: a popular choice Timber is one of the most popular building materials and people have been building with timber since ancient times. Its great versatility means it’s used

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