Strawbale construction: 3 times the insulation value of a conventional wall; 3 times more fire proof than a conventional home (yes, you read that right!); lessens pollution by using a waste material that normally contributes significantly to the pollution cycle; ideal building system for the owner builder; incredibly sound proof; able to withstand natural disasters (earthquakes, high wind/tornado) significantly better than a conventional home; aesthetically beautiful. <3
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Wattle and daub is one of the oldest building techniques dating back to the Bronze Age and beyond. Wattling is a way to build walls by weaving long flexible sticks in and out of upright posts. Hazel, which is pliable and grows naturally long, is a good species to use for wattle. It is also the preferred wood used by straw bale builders to pin bales together.
A line drawing of the components of a straw bale wall panel. On the outside are generic beams, a suspended ceiling, blocking piece, a visqueen damproof membrane or equivalent, marmoleum floor covering or equivalent. The second layer includes an aluminium angle to form render stop and shadow line, recycled plywood on the ladder frame in plantation pinus notched around and fixed to columns, galvanised metal angle fixed to slab to locate lower plate and provide tipping fulcrum for strawbale ...