ESBG 2021 – SBUK Presenters: jeffrey hart

‘Straw and Mud – A Love Story’ Saturday 31st July 1440 – 1500 BST online (Zoom) Jeffrey Hart is a builder specialising in natural materials to create high performance, healthy homes. He is a founding member of SBUK and his podcast series, Building Sustainability…

ESBG 2021 – SBUK Presenters: joe duirwyn

‘Whole Life Carbon – What it is and what it means to our material choices’ Saturday 31st July 1420 – 1440 BST online (Zoom) Joe has worked at the sustainable end of construction for over 20 years.  With a strong background in conventional building…

ESBG 2021 – SBUK Presenters: phil christopher

‘Straw Building Basics’ Saturday 31st July 1015-1035 BST online (Zoom) Phil Christopher is an environmentalist, builder and trainer and he believes passionately in making a low-impact lifestyle an attractive possibility for everyone.  Phil runs Huff and Puff Construction, specialising in straw bale and sustainable building,…

ACAN’s Natural Materials Masterclass: Straw

We are very excited to be a part of this very special event – it is the perfect accompaniment to launch ESBG 2021 the following day Join us as SBUK founding members, Phil Christopher, Barbara Jones, Joe Duirwyn and Cypren Edmunds present topics across…

European StrawBale Gathering (ESBG) 2021

As members of ESBA we are proud to announce our virtual/online participation of European StrawBale Gathering (ESBG) on Friday 30th July – Sunday 1st August 2021 The full programme and Tickets are available here: E.S.B.A. The three days will feature: educational, ‘live’ and Q&A…

Constrawtium at The Big Green Fair

This Sunday 29th September, 11am – 4pm, SBUK Director Mary Rawlinson is at the Big Green Fair Mary is representing the Constrawtium group, which is a consortium of UK natural material builders enabled by the INTERREG/UPSTRAW initiative The INTERREG/UPSTRAW deal promotes straw buildings to…

ESBG 2019 #UPSTRAW Todmorden, Yorkshire – Straw sharing

This was a day for sharing techniques, networking, providing examples of new strawbale buildings, promoting the developments in straw bale building in Europe, more workshops…and playing with Lego in Todmorden’s Hippodrome theatre. Phew!

ESBG 2019 #UPSTRAW, Todmorden, Yorkshire. Straw goes public & in Communities

To say that this event was spectacular is an understatement. Visitors from across Europe went on guided tours of buildings made of straw in the locality, attended workshops, expert speakers’ delivered jaw-dropping presentations and, we had a ceilidh. Bring on the next European Straw…

SBUK founder members Chris Hawker & David Copeland are Speakers at ESBG 2019

Chris and David have been with SBUK since day one. Respected builders in the industry they bring with them a studious and creative outlook having met whilst studying at the Centre of Alternative Technology. Their expertise will feature in a workshop on straw bale…

ESBG 2019

The European Straw Bale Gathering (ESBG) is a biennial event, which the UK is privileged to be hosting, for the first time, in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Tickest are available here ESBG this year is part of the Interreg funded UP Straw project. In keeping…