The Hub being built by Straw Works. Photo credit: Anne Thorne Architects

Straw bale building – Understanding Technical Details

Events > 2020 > March > Straw bale building - Understanding Technical Details

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Created by Joan Curtis

All you ever wanted to ask about strawbale building

This ever popular one day workshop covers all the bits you haven’t understood or didn’t even know about!

Natural foundations that can save you £££s
Plinth walls and foundations – what’s the difference?
Airtight doors & windows without expensive tapes
Weather protection and the importance of drip edges
How do I attach wall cupboards and sockets to straw walls?
Compression for load-bearing & infill
How do I build the roof first on my loadbearing building?
Prefabrication developments

All courses begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm. Please bring your own lunch or use the pub facilities downstairs from the training room. Tea & coffee provided. A pen and notebook will be useful.

The Venue is: Lordship Hub, which is a wonderful place to visit that we helped build, so you’ll get the chance to see a public building made from straw in the heart of London.

Cost: £75.00 (Early Bird offer of £100 for two people, if you book 3 weeks before the course date).

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