What is another word for wattle and daub?

4 synonyms found


[ wˈɒtə͡l and dˈɔːb], [ wˈɒtə‍l and dˈɔːb], [ w_ˈɒ_t_əl a_n_d d_ˈɔː_b]

Wattle and daub is an age-old technique of constructing walls using woven sticks or branches and mud, clay, or similar materials. Synonyms for wattle and daub include cob, adobe, mudbrick, rammed earth, and strawbale. Cob is a similar building technique that uses a mixture of clay, earth, and straw to create walls. Adobe involves clay bricks, often dried in the sun, piled on top of one another and held in place with mud. Mudbrick is a similar technique to Adobe but involves making bricks from the soil, drying them in the sun, and using them to build walls. Rammed earth involves pounding damp soil into wooden forms to create walls, and strawbale involves using straw bales to create walls that are coated in plaster.

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The traditional construction material of wattle and daub is made from coarse wattle-and-daub logs placed upright in a frame of boards, with the interiors left unpainted. The prevailing theory is that the technique was developed by the North African Berbers in the late Stone Age, as a more affordable and sustainable solution to building than the more common methods of stone masonry and earthworks. Wattle and daub remains the most common building material in rural Africa, as well as in parts of South and Southeast Asia.

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