𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙏𝙃𝙀𝙍𝙈𝘼𝙇 𝘽𝙍𝙄𝘿𝙂𝙀 𝘾𝘼𝙏𝘼𝙇𝙊𝙂𝙐𝙀 𝙁𝙊𝙍 𝙎𝙏𝙍𝘼𝙒 𝘽𝘼𝙇𝙀 𝙃𝙊𝙐𝙎𝙀𝙎 𝙃𝘼𝙎 𝘼𝙍𝙍𝙄𝙑𝙀𝘿! Here comes a “special treat“ for all planners and architects: You want to build straw-bale houses in passive-house standard? This is now made easy with the new thermal bridge catalogue! The catalogue is one of the results of UP STRAW. 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.
Plankstetten Benedictine Abbey
Hastings Borough Council
1 Aquila House Breeds Place
The School of Natural Building
1 Hollinroyd Farm
Todmorden West Yorkshire
1C rue Eugène Thibaut
Centre National de la Construction en Paille
69 bis rue des Déportés et des Internés
|Centre National de la Construction en Paille||
69 bis rue des Déportés et des Internés
|Strobouw Nederland||Wouter Klijnfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Plankstetten Benedictine Abbey||Benedikt Kaesberg||Benedikt.Kaesberg@kloster-plankstetten.de||Germany|
|Hastings Borough Council||Rachel Ellis||Rachel.Ellis@groundwork.org.uk||United Kingdom|
|The School of Natural Building||Eileen Sutherlandemail@example.com||United Kingdom|
|Gemeente Tilburg||Ruud Oerlemansfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Cluster Eco-construction||Hervé-Jacques Poskinemail@example.com||Belgium|
Action & Activity
In 32 minutes the documentary presents the straw-insultated building project in the Benedictine Abbey in Plankstetten as well as straw bale building in Germany and Europe in general. Read More
Architectural and technical diagnosis stage. Measurements and plans of the site. Read More
The project is progressing towards concrete phases with a first meeting to establish the planning of the realisations. It is the Vivarchi architectural firm and the Treenergy thermal and fluid design office that will be working with us to restore the CNCP shed and build a new building to house training courses. Read More
From now on, building decision-makers and building experts can get an overview of existing straw-insulated houses in Europe with a simple mouse click. The new register of houses contains about 1300 entries and can be found online at http://www.strawbuilding.eu/strawbale-houses-europe Read More
- The construction of the Visitor Centre in Hastings in structural straw. - Renovation and straw insulation of the sports hall in Roomley in Tilburg. Technique: blown-in straw, prefabricated panels. Watch the vide Read More
The European UP STRAW programme launches a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) all about building with straw: Building for change - Naturally. Six weeks of free training: time to build sustainably! Read More
In less than four weeks the wood and straw construction of the largest straw insulated building in Southern Germany has been finished. See impressive photos of this exciting construction phase. Read More
The latest good news from the Hastings investment. Read More
On July 7th - the Day of Saint Benedict, the patron saint of Europe - the Benedictine monks in Plankstetten (Germany) will celebrate the foundation stone ceremony for their straw bale building "Haus St. Wunibald". Read More
Eileen Sutherland spoke at this event and described the work of UP Straw to an audience of more than 40 people, comprising architects, activists and others with an interest in natural building.
Barbara Jones made a presentation to the Natural Fibre Insulation Group.
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.
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.
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.
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