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Author: Angelus Maria Sales with illustrations by Verna Lucia Sarraga
Publisher: TAO-Pilipinas Inc. with the support of Asian Coalition for Housing Rights and International Institute for Environment and Development (August 2013)
Dimension: 6 x 8.25 inches
Paperback (spiral binding) PHP210
This visual handbook introduces four locally-available, alternative building materials for self-help construction of houses – interlocking compressed earth blocks; concrete interlocking blocks; wood wool cement-bonded board; and micro-concrete roof tiles. A simplified reference for the appropriate use of alternative materials in different building components of a house, it guides the reader with color photos and tips for proper construction method, installation and maintenance. The second in a series of guidebooks giving poor communities access to technical information to build safe and structurally sound homes.