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Straw Building

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The Straw Bale Cottage | Bungalow | Barn | Classroom | Bird Hide 1 | Bird Hide 2 | Bird Watching Screen | Other Projects

Straw Bale Bungalow

This 2 bedroom bungalow near Driffield was constructed using local barley straw bales in the load bearing method. The top plate and roof trusses where in place ready to lower onto the last course of bales so that the building was water tight in record time. 

The lime render on the outside allows the walls to breathe whilst providing strength and weather resistance. The clay plaster on the inside provides thermal storage and humidity control. The floor and roof were insulated with batts made from recycled plastic bottles.

Dave Jackson said “I think Sam has done a great job, and it has been so helpful to us that he is able to do just about anything connected with building – and, that he is so willing to do it”......

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The Straw Bale BungalowTimber PreparationStraw bale walls in progressStraw bale walls completeFirst Coat Lime RenderStraw bales in gable end 2nd coat lime render on straw wallsStraw bale bungalow nearing completionRecycled plastic bottle insulation in the ceilingHemp and lime internal wallClay plaster in progressKitchen in straw bale bungalow Log stove to heat straw bale bungalowClay plaster with clay paintThye Straw Bale Cottage

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