About This Project
Linda Royles from Cob in the Community, led a group of mud masons in the creation of the first cob wall on the canal system in the UK. Jam jars were inserted into the wall to give extra light inside.
Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity, and inexpensive. It can be used to create artistic and sculptural forms.
Cob is an English term attested to around year 1600 for an ancient building material that has been used for building since prehistoric times. The thick walls provided excellent thermal mass which is easy to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. Walls with a high thermal mass value act as a thermal buffer inside the boat. The material has a long life-span even in rainy climates, provided it’s protected from the elements.