Plankstetten Benedictine Abbey now has a flyer presenting its investment. Read More
UP STRAW: Urban and Public Buildings in Straw
STRAW: premium biobased building material
Creating a healthy and comfortable inner climate in buildings and reducing CO2 can go hand-in-hand! Building with straw, in combination with clay, has this effect.
CO2 reduction takes place by optimal insulation and by the CO2 contained in the natural material straw itself. The use of straw and clay creates a healhy, dampopen inner climate.
Straw is widely available and can be applied in new constructions (houses, offices, schools, public buildings). Straw is also applicable for the insulation of existing buildings. Straw can be used immediately from the production location (farmland), without a further processing.
This makes straw the premium biobased building material.
UP STRAW: a collaborative approach to creating straw awareness and use
Heating all of the buildings in NWE accounts for about 15% of the GHG emissions. The implementatie/application of straw as building insulation helps to reduce that in a natural way.
We will demonstratie that in five projects: buildings made of bales, wrapped in straw and created with prefab straw panels. Ready for implementation in the building industry.
Educational programs for architects, constructors and straw craftsman will facilitate knowledge development. University modulair program elements make students aware of the possibilities and application conditions.
Implementation of straw elements in building methodology and Building Information Modelling software will facilitate the use of straw elements in the building industry.
Communicating the advantages, application and the effects of building with straw will create interest in the possibilities and application.
1C rue Eugène Thibaut
The School of Natural Building
1 Hollinroyd Farm
Todmorden West Yorkshire
Hastings Borough Council
1 Aquila House Breeds Place
Plankstetten Benedictine Abbey
Centre National de la Construction en Paille
69 bis rue des Déportés et des Internés
|Centre National de la Construction en Paille||Alex Goullet||
69 bis rue des Déportés et des Internés
|Cluster Eco-construction||Hervé-Jacques Poskinfirstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|Strobouw Nederland||Marcel Zwartemail@example.com||Netherlands|
|Gemeente Tilburg||Ruud Oerlemansfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|The School of Natural Building||Eileen Sutherlandemail@example.com||United Kingdom|
|Hastings Borough Council||Rachel Ellis||Rachel.Ellis@groundwork.org.uk||United Kingdom|
|Plankstetten Benedictine Abbey||Benedikt Kaesberg||Benedikt.Kaesberg@kloster-plankstetten.de||Germany|
Action & Activity
The 2018 UP STRAW Yearbook can be seen here. Read More
Strobouw Nederland took part in the WoonIdeaal Beurs (LivingIdeal fair) 2019. Read More
Strobouw Nederland was featured at the Bouwbeurs 2019 with two stands. Read More
European Straw Bale Gathering 2019: in the UK in August Read More
Straw bale building professionals from all over Germany will gather in a workshop in Berlin 15th of February 2019 in order to revise the German straw bale building guideline. It was established in 2014 and will be updated now. At the time, the draft was set up in workshops attended by benevolent members of the German straw bale building association (FASBA) and the finishing was done by project staff. The revision will be done quite that way, too. The outcome of the revised version is planned for summer 2019. Read More
Creation of Roll-Up to introduce Straw Bale Building while in Fairs, meetings and events. Read More
Some of the public straw buildings across the UK. Read More
Context During the hot summer of 2018, the APPROCHE-Paille association launched an investigation with the aim of gaining an insight into summer comfort in isolated straw houses. In total, 30 buildings were studied. The survey included objective questions (temperature measurement) as well as more subjective ones (felt in the home) but just as important in the evaluation of summer comfort. Unless otherwise indicated, the values presented are averages for all 30 responses. Read More
Frequently asked questions (and answers) about strawbale building by Barbara Jones from the School of Natural Building. Read More
ESBG 2019 is all about:
- Exploring healthy public buildings made from straw
- Raising awareness of the benefits of constructing public buildings from straw
- Highlighting features & benefits of straw bale buildings
- Understanding public procurement, building regulations, green mortgages and insurance
- Inspirational case studies
- Networking for professionals and students in the sector
We hope to see you there.
This year's 2019 Agricultural Show was held from February 23rd to March 3rd, 2019. Official figures indicate that 633,213 visitors walked the show aisles in 2019, CNCP and its sub partners were able to present for 9 days the benefits of straw construction in Hall 3 which is the liveliest of all the living room.
Several presentations to the microphone a day, meeting with straw producers.
Detailed presentations of the straw construction and qualities of the material to the general public, to several groups of students, and some curious professional
Meeting with the institutions in this case the IDF region president who is already familiar with straw construction.
During the first stone event for the beginning of a new school building, was organize by the City council, the first bale ceremony to introduce this new technic to local actors.
We present straw bale building to children and local actors.
For 5 days, 15 construction professionals learnt about straw construction with two French trainers.
One part of the training was dedicated to theoretical knowledge: acquire knowledge of professional standards for wood frame construction insulated with straw, learn about thermal insulation and building physics or be able to explain technical details.
A significant part of the training was focused on practice: implement straw bales, build a wood frame, implement bays and equipment, facing and maintenance.
We had a dedicated space for Straw bale building in the Regional government Headquarter of New-Aquitaine while the big strategic meeting of building sector’s leader for setting up the new strategic plan for building sector in the Region.
On December 5 we organized a hole day dedicated to straw construction for students from Helmo school in Liège from technical sales representative section.
In the morning, Hugues Delcourt from the Cluster Eco-construction, introduced the students to straw construction.
He explained the characteristics of straw: thermal performances, fire resistance, air quality, humidity transfers and life cycle analysis. Then he talked about straw construction: construction techniques, advantages and disadvantages and the legal context. To conclude, he showed examples of straw construction and the costs related.
In the afternoon, the students visited first the Waldcube. It is a small pre-fab housing unit designed to be moved and self-sufficient. The structure is made of wood and is insulated with straw.
Then the ecocenter in Liège. They built a shelter with the load-bearing technique and renovated their roof with pre-fab straw structures from Paille-Tech company.
Gathering German speaking players of major straw bale buildings.
Presenting the technical development of straw bale building in Germany based on exemplary buildings.
Defining needs for further technical development in building with straw.
Hugues Delcourt from the Cluster Eco-construction held a conference during the fair dedicated to alternative and innovative housing.
The visitors had the opportunity to learn about straw construction and the numerous qualities of straw material: thermal insulation, natural humidity regulation and healthy indoor climate. Various examples in Wallonia were presented: individual housings but also schools and offices.
Hugues Delcourt from the Cluster Eco-construction talked to construction professionals about straw construction for 3 hours.
After a short introduction he explained more in detail straw material: its characteristics, thermal performances, fire resistance, air quality, humidity transfers and life cycle analysis.
The second part of the evening was dedicated to straw construction: construction techniques, advantages and disadvantages and legal context.
To conclude, he showed examples of straw construction and the costs related
Program: technical visit of the boarding school of agricultural college of Venours built in wood, straw and earth plasters. demonstration straw insulation and earth plasters, fire test. Conferences: straw building in the region, the straw building an efficient solution and exchanges with the public.