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Abstract

An international research project led by the University of Plymouth is working to update a centuries-old construction technique for a new generation of energy efficient homes. Whilst it used to be common to build houses with subsoil mixed with straw from local fields, traditional “cob” buildings (or “bauge”, in French) now fall foul of strict thermal requirements. Here, the CobBauge team explain how, through their research, they believe they have found a way to update the technique to satisfy French and UK building regulations.

DOI

10.1080/20450249.2019.1700077

Publication Date

2019-12-23

Publication Title

Construction Research and Innovation

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

105

Last Page

108

ISSN

2045-0249

Embargo Period

2021-11-16

Organisational Unit

School of Art, Design and Architecture

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