Nov
6
2019
Ziggy Liloia

The differences between insulation and thermal mass

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Posted Nov 6 2019 by Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud
A cob wall: insulation or thermal mass?

As the winter months approach here in the UK, natural builder Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud goes back to basics to explore the differences between insulation and thermal mass, and why they matter. Read more …

Aug
20
2019
Ziggy Liloia

Scribing wood to stone: how to scribe a wood post to a stone foundation

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Posted Aug 20 2019 by Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud
Scribing wood to stone

Ziggy of The Year of Mud shares a how-to guide for scribing wood to stone, with a project fitting a wooden timber frame on to a stone foundation. Read more …

Aug
7
2019
Ziggy Liloia

Shou sugi ban: preserving wood using fire with Ziggy of The Year of Mud

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Posted Aug 7 2019 by Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud
Shou sugi ban: preserving wood with fire Japanese-style

Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud in Kentucky, USA, shares his how-to guide for shou sugi ban, preserving wood using fire as practised in traditional Japanese timber building. It’s a thing of beauty! Read more …

Mar
25
2018
Ziggy Liloia

How to make a Japanese plaster hawk for clay plastering

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Posted Mar 25 2018 by Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud
Japanese plaster hawk for clay plastering

Inspired by the magic of traditional Japanese clay plastering, USA-based natural builder Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud shares his step-by-step guide to making a Japanese plaster hawk. Read more …

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