It is not the intention, in this and the following chapter, to deal with every

aspect of earth building in great detail, nor to provide a comprehensive step-

by-step building manual, but to describe and illustrate general principles, and

to focus on earth wall construction in the context of contemporary building

practice and the need to comply generally with Building Regulations. Only in

cases where certain building elements need to be modified or adapted to suit

earth wall construction will they be mentioned.