When used appropriately in construction, straw bales provide high levels of insulation and can help to keep a home quiet as well as warm in winter and cool in summer.
This bulletin provides a broad overview of what straw bale construction involves, some advantages and disadvantages of straw bales as a building material and where to find more detailed information and help. It is not a specific design guide for straw bale construction.
The bulletin covers:
Publication date: December 2010 Keywords: cladding, environment, insulation, straw