It is normal for people in many
countries to build their own houses,
especially among the poor. Now, a
British architect, Walter Segal, has
developed a timber-frame building
system based on off-the-shelf materials, with a minimum of cutting,
and a simple sequence of step by
step operations (Appropriate Technology, Vol 2 1, No 4).
The system, says Segal, is highly flexible and allows for buildings to be extended and modified.
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