Rammed earth is a beautiful durable building material with a long and successful tradition in the UK and around the world. It offers a high-quality and sustainable building method suitable for a range of external and internal applications. Often using local materials, rammed earth buildings have characteristic textures and colours, with structural and thermal properties suited to a range of situations. This book presents practical guidance on material selection, construction, structural design, architectural detailing, maintenance and repair of rammed earth. With numerous photos of rammed earth buildings in the UK, Europe, the USA, Africa and Australia. 146 pages.