Friday, March 11, 2011

herringbone #Building #History in #Scotland

Building History in Scotland
Assembling a Turf House The turf or peat was cut in a parallelogram shape and laid in a herringbone pattern to allow the blocks to bond more tightly. Some turf houses had a drystone inner wall cladding, particularly for housing animals, to provide a wearing surface that would protect the dry, earthen walls from the cattle.

Read more at Suite101: Building History in Scotland

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