Straw bale buildings
Straw bale builds offer an alternative to conventional construction with straw providing distinct advantages with regards to heat and sound insulation. We have been running straw bale projects since the late 90’s mostly for the Yarner Trust, in Welcombe, Devon, but also individual projects for clients.
Here a concrete pad and blockwork plinth was used as the base for the build. There are alternatives that can be used, some are greener than others. The plinth on this job was faced with stonework with a slate capping.
Baseplate with hazel rods ready for the first course of bales
In go the Bales. Hazel rods are driven in to hold the bales in place.
Roof laid out on baseplate
Under eaves detail
Reclaimed rolltop ridge tiles to match the main roof
The completed strawbale workshop.