Our aim – To promote straw bale building and best practice within the sector SBUK is an association of: Practitioners Designers Academics Enthusiasts Trainers Who have banded together to provide a resource hub to aid you on your straw-bale building journey. If you would…
There are many reasons that we promote and are passionate about the use of straw bales in construction. Sustainability Energy Efficiency Highly insulating Healthy Natural Low fire risk Structurally sound Robust and durable Can be constructed affordably Tried and tested A straw bale…
Your membership fee is vital to the ongoing work of SBUK and allows you access to group meetings and events where you can network and chat with other members, and help us to achieve our aim of promoting straw bale building in the UK….
We are very excited to announce that the ‘Technical Guide’ for Straw Construction, is now out! The Technical Guide is a vital component within the EU-INTERREG funded project, ‘UPSTRAW’, the aim of which is to promote the benefits and good practice of constructing with…Learn More
Under the guidance of course leader, Hubert Gruber, our SBUK Director, Kit Jones, participated in the latest edition of the ‘STEP’ programme. STEP (Strawbuilding Training for European Professionals) is a strawbuilding course (online & practical) which is curated and led by qualified and professional…Learn More
In Winter 1993 a publication entered the built environment, etching its name as a hallowed journal for straw as a construction material – The Last Straw. Emanating from USA the first issue had a national/regional take on straw construction: structural testing in Tucson; construction…Learn More
Did you know that Miscanthus has water vapour permeability properties compatible with that in traditional construction and sequesters carbon (around 130 kg CO2eq/m3)? Join us on Wednesday 6th July, 7pm (GMT) as we discuss the building potential in construction of this bio based material….
As part of my MSc in Green Building – Centre for Alternative Technology (cat.org.uk) at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) we had great fun on the “Sustainable Materials in the Built Environment” module in May 2022 experimenting on site with clay, lime, hemp, straw, miscanthus,…Learn More
This report stresses that “from residential to commercial buildings, the UK’s built environment is responsible for 25% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) warns that to date there has been a lack of Government impetus or policy levers to…Learn More