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Home Construction - Straw Bale Construction
In the structural system, the bales themselves are stacked directly together - much like bricks are used - to support the weight of the building and roof. No timbering is needed. In both cases, straw bales are stacked on ...
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Residential Environmental Design Frequently Asked Questions on Construction Methods
Straw bale construction can be of either load-bearing or non load-bearing construction. In a load-bearing home, straw bales are stacked and tied together with threaded rods from bottom plate to top plate, compressing the bales. Non load-bearing walls are also considered infill, where straw bales are filled in ...
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Design of Straw Bale Buildings Introduction
Many of those homes ... designed building may not function as intended, or even fail outright. Those who design with straw bales are generally aware of this, and thus have discovered and embraced both collaborative design -- working ...
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ESB: To Save Trees, Cut Wood
Straw bale homes have been built in Europe and across the American plains for centuries. Bale walls have an extremely high insulating value--up to R-60. Bales are stacked--usually by a group of friends and neighbors in a barn raising atmosphere--to form the walls of the building. Most straw bale homes are single story with a ...
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DeaTech Research, Inc. Local Natural Building Links
SpiralWorks - Cob and Natural Building workshops, Sustainable living Straw Bale Straw bale is a simple technique which uses bales of straw which are stacked to form walls, and then plastered (possibly with cob or other natural plasters) to make them fire proof and protect them from moisture/rot. Straw ...
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The Straw House Blog: November 2002 Archives
Then they stacked. I say they stacked because when we placed the first bale Tina (from ... we bought a generator. Tomorrow we'll be done. Here are the pictures. Preparing for Straw - Part One By Glen Hunter on November 6, 2002 7 ... have to put plywood under the trusses around the outside edge. The straw bales sit on the curb, and they rest against the plywood at the ...
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The Straw House Blog: August 2002 Archives
Millbrook to our place. With the help of my parents and some very very good friends we got the straw stacked ... walls go up. Hopefully we're taking delivery of our straw bales next weekend. Congatulations to Simon Boone, our renewable energy contractor, ... anticipation of putting in the footings third week of August. Things are moving along. Construction has started! By Glen Hunter on August ...
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Sustainable Building Solutions for Green Buildings
Polypropylene or burlap bags are filled with earth, or crushed volcanic rock. They are then stacked on top of each other, inter-tied with barbed wire ... usually located on a roof, where it absorbs the sun's energy. Straw-Bale Construction a building method that uses straw bales as structural elements, insulation, or both. Superinsulation a superinsulated house ...
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Straw-Bale Construction Basics
Frame or pole construction, with straw bales stacked between and if necessary, around, the frame are simpler to design ...
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ManyTracks - The Solar Chicken Coop
Straw bales were stacked against the north walls and around the east and west ... bales, was covered with a few inches of light soil and a thick straw mulch. From the north, the coop looks like a rather casual pile of straw ... are going to unbury and strip the insulating boxes and plastic off to repair and recover the roof covering. The early straw bales ...
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