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  BU530 Straw bale construction

BU530.jpgWhen 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:

  • construction techniques
  • construction principles, including foundation, wall structure, windows and doors, roof design and wall finishes
  • common concerns.

Publication date: December 2010 Keywords: cladding, environment, insulation, straw