Rendering or plastering is a craft as old as house building, the basic methods and concepts having changed little over time.

This book [edited by Peter Cowman] offers a detailed look at the use of raw earth for painting and rendering walls in new as well as in existing buildings, focusing on sand-clay render, straw-clay render and clay paints.

‘ … an extremely well written and easily understood practical manual’
Peter Hickson President, Earth Building Association of Australia

‘James Henderson has produced a little gem of a book that will, I am sure, be eagerly sought after by anyone who wants to know about clay and its uses in renders and plasters.’
Rob Hadden in Owner Builder magazine READ/DOWNLOAD REVIEW

‘a concise, easy-to-read format with plenty of illustrations … for the novice as well as the seasoned tradesman’ Last Straw magazine