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Cob, Clay Lump & Earth walling
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Cob is a mixture of clay mud or soil and straw. It is found in a band from the West Country to East Anglia and has various names such as cob, clay lump (using blocks) and wychert. Interest has grown in recent years as it is a highly sustainable material, with a low energy locally sourced material with a high thermal mass. The infill to wattle and daub is also related to this technique.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Cob
Cornish Lime Company
Cornish Lime Company Ltd, Brims Park, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ
Tel 01208 79779
The Cornish Lime Company is a leading producer and supplier of a wide range of lime products including our own Ready Mix Lime Mortars, Dry Mix Mortars, and Mature Lime Putty. With over twenty five years experience, we are suitably experienced to offer practical help and advice for all your building and conservation needs. We also supply wide range of coarse and fine sands, aggregates, paints including Aglaia Natural Paints and Beeck Mineral Paints, cements, cob, paving and tools. Lime Courses and Training Events are regularly held on site.
Mike Wye & Associates Ltd
Buckland Filleigh Sawmills, Buckland Filleigh, Devon, EX21 5RN
Tel 01409-281644
Mike Wye & Associates are one of the foremost UK suppliers of sustainable, natural and traditional building materials and systems. Our extensive product range includes: traditional lime mortars and plasters, natural hydraulic limes, sustainable insulation (such as recycled foam glass for limecrete floors, cork, wood fibre and sheep's wool), beautiful polished plasters, and natural paints, oils and waxes. Having our own team of specialist contractors, our advice is founded on the practical application of our products in the real world - therefore ensuring successful results and optimum performance of the products and systems we supply.