Omer Saatcioglu from University of Bath is speaking at the BSBG

Really pleased to have Omer presenting the excellent research work from the University of Bath – The lecturer will give information about a load-bearing straw-bale wall assembly which aims to be an economical alternative for the countries where timber is a limited natural source. Get…

Rae Parkinson is teaching clay plastering!

The wonderfully talented, Rae Parkinson, is teaching a clay plastering workshop at the Big Straw Bale Gathering!  All workshops and talks and included in the ticket price – so get your ticket now here!  Workshop Synopsis: Learn the preparation of straw walls for plastering,…

Emma Appleton – Speaker at the BSBG

Emma Appleton speaker at the BSBG

We are so pleased to announce Emma Appleton’s talk at the Big Straw Bale Gathering.  Emma is a very talented straw bale builder and heritage woodworker. Warm, bright and just enough is her design mantra. Tickets are on sale now for the reduced price (thanks…

James Shorten from Regenerative Settlement Trust

james_shorten speaker at BSBG

We are incredibly pleased to add James Shorten to our massive list of speakers for the Big Straw Bale Gathering. James was the main author on the Welsh Government’s One Planet Development guidance. He is a planning expert and will be talking about regenerative…

Next Members’ meeting: Friday 23rd March

Picture by Hartwyn

  Our next members’ meeting is: Friday 23rd March, 11am-3pm Venue: The Briar Rose (in the upstairs meeting room) Address: Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RE. New members are welcome & can join on the day: Join SBUK

View from the hill – reflections on building the world’s first Miscanthus bale house.

Straw bale building in the UK has a history of artful and inspired design and has resulted in a small number of iconic buildings, and a much larger number of elegant and understated ones. However, whilst the built form and structural details vary, relatively…