Tag Archive for 'straw bale construction'

Fire resistant straw bale buildings and zero waste restaurants

May 2nd, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Australia’s National Science Agency, tested the fire resistance of a building with magnesium oxide board cladding and straw bale insulation. The building, which withstood temperatures of 1000° Celsius, was designed by Joost Bakker who said that straw is the biggest waste product on Earth.

Guernsey’s Limegreen Buildings offers sustainable building solutions

July 21st, 2011 by Stuart Ogier

Guernsey Granite Ltd., going under the banner Design Build, offers design, project management and construction services to clients in the public and private sector. The company produces ecologically sustainable, natural buildings using a conscientious approach from design to finishing touches.  It can deliver energy efficient, beautiful, breathable, natural and healthy living spaces.

Les Piques Farm builds home extension with straw bale walls

July 12th, 2011 by Richard Lord

James and Claire Watts of Les Piques Farm decided on a straw bale extension to their home in St. Saviour after seeing the construction of a straw bale house on the Grand Design television programme. Building with straw bales has many advantages. The building materials are produced locally and can be made to order. Straw […]

Guernsey course offered in July on straw-bale construction

May 17th, 2011 by Events

Amazonails, the most experienced straw-bale builders in the UK, are running a course on straw-bale construction in Guernsey from 4 to 8 July 2011. The training course will cover the raising of the straw-bale walls of an extension to the Watts’ home. There are 12 places available on the five day course. If you would […]

The Guardian reports on research at the University of Bath on straw bale construction

July 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Guardian newspaper reports on straw bale construction research at the University of Bath in their article Is straw the building material of the future? Researchers from the BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath have built a balehaus made of prefabricated straw and hemp panels to test how they perform […]