The brief was to retain the qualities of barn in its raw material state, retaining the circular stone columns from ground to eaves intrinsic to a Devon "Linhay" and the cob wall
that is 500mm thick, 14m long, and 4m high.
To address efficiency concerns, homebuilders should incorporate other insulating materials into a cob wall
, either in the form of a double-wall construction with insulation in the center, or some type of exterior or interior insulation and cladding.
Silt creates instability in a cob wall
and is not desirable.
One artistic touch I added was a tree sculpture (pictured) to the plane of my already made cob wall
You can't simply paint your cob walls
with paint from the hardware store; the painted layer will separate from the cob wall
and peel off.
Many times I've been grateful for that as I watched my young daughters hard at work atop the growing cob wall
of a friend's new bedroom.
The solution that has been arrived at is to park a mixer lorry on the lower Cob and pump the concrete up and over the Cob wall
and railway line," Mr Thomas said "The only safe and practical way to do this was to apply for a closure of the Cob road.
The building consists of a cluster of sheltered terraces and rooms with corrugated iron roofs and oak-boarded walls, enclosed by a traditional cob wall
Alongside that there''s have custom designed venues for your imagination, education and enjoyment, featuring the best in Electronica, spoken word and visual alchemy, the permaculture Earth Spirit eco-haven with workshops in cob wall
building, veggie planting, and African drumming, the solar powered Green house with a focus on what matters, why it matters and how to be part of a movement that makes a change, the BogStock cottage, with its foot rubs and piano fiddle fusion, nestled next to Plant Magic, with their lotions, potions, tinctures and Witchey brews.
As a cob wall
grows in height, the weight of the overlying cobs can deform the lower courses of cob if they are still wet.
This top plate can also be easily anchored deep in the cob wall
, providing a solid attachment for the roof rafters and preventing uplift in high wind situations.
We used a whisk broom to splash water onto the cob wall
before we began adding the next layer.