Judith Thornton from Aberystwyth University is giving a talk at the BSBG

How into bales is Judith? Well, she just bought her own baling machine to play with!

Name: Judith Thornton

CompanyAberystwyth University

Talk title: What’s in a bale and why it matters

Talk description: General discussion on what affects straw bale degradability, alternative straws, potential for bale redesign.

Judith’s BioJudith is Low Carbon Manager in the BEACON project at Aberystwyth University. She works with companies on innovations relating to plant-based building materials. In 2017 she was part of the team building the world’s first straw bale house built out of Miscanthus. She is interested in the relative merits of different straw types, and in optimising bale production for the straw bale building industry.  

SBUK Members Adult Ticket - Big Straw Bale Gathering

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1 SBUK Member - Adult ticket for The Big Straw Bale Gathering 2018*

*You must be an SBUK member to purchase this ticket. SBUK membership is available here.

Down To Earth - Swansea, SA3 1ED, UK
10th, 11th & 12th August 2018

Included in Ticket Price
  • Conference talks from leading professionals
  • Practical workshops
  • Kids entertainment
  • Welcome evening event with drinks available (Friday 10th from 7pm)

Optional - Choose to include 3 locally sourced organic meals (Saturday Lunch, Saturday Eve, Sunday Lunch)

Not included

  • Camping / Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Extra family excursions provided by Down To Earth (coastering, hikes etc)


* Site open 6pm Friday 10th - 5pm Sunday 12th. Camping is available locally for £15-20 per night - A lovely new accommodation block should be finished in time for the BSBG but can't take bookings until it's complete, so stay tuned. Site postcode is SA3 1ED. Down to Earth is offering excursions at an extra price, full details and booking available closer to the event (approx price = £35 half day / £55 full day)




Theme: Sowing the inspiration, Growing the industry & Harvesting the knowledge

SBUK are proud to present the inaugural ‘Big Straw Bale Gathering’ - a gathering to discuss and learn straw bale construction and share the latest and best thinking within the industry.


Held at Down To Earth’s beautiful strawbale roundhouse in South Wales, . The weekend will feature talks, discussions and hands on workshops, for all levels, led by the UK’s best natural builders and leading associated professionals. So come down and get excited about building with straw, learn some new techniques or get stuck into the geeky technical stuff.

When you are full of knowledge you can relax with great local organic food, music, dancing, yoga, ‘Strawbale Ale’, children’s activities and a host of extra curricular events ranging from walks to canyoneering on the beautiful Gower peninsula!

The Big Straw Bale Gathering will collect up everyone with an interest in straw bale building in the UK. No matter what level you are engaging with straw bale construction, there will be lots to learn at the BSBG.

Jeffrey Hart - Events Director - SBUK


StrawBale Building UK - SBUK - is a Community Benefit Society, formed in 2016 with the aim: To promote straw bale building and best practice within the sector.

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