Sustainability of the Built Environment – Written evidence from StrawBale Building UK

In May we submitted evidence to the UK’s Environment Audit Committee regarding, ‘Sustainability of the Built Environment’. Our paper, amongst many other worthy submissions, was accepted by the Committee, and will be taken into consideration once the debate is opened for discussion in the…

Rising Damp

This is not a homage to the popular British sitcom, but a brilliantly sharp (and witty!) conversation with Ben Kerslake of Carrington Lime and Jeffrey Hart’s Building Sustainability Podcast Through his initial foray as a roofer, to the lessons learnt as a lime plasterer,…

Holy Trinity’s Airtightness testing

Last year, SBUK member Dr Judith Thornton wrote a paper on Airtightness, of which we referenced here: https://strawbalebuildinguk.com/airtightness-and-natural-building-materials-by-judith-thornton Richard Dormandy has now made short videos in which he too refers to Airtightness on his group’s Holy Trinity Tulse Hill Straw Bale build. What does…

THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF CONSTRUCTION

A network of architects and built environment professionals met tonight to see the unveiling of The Carbon Footprint Of Construction. Led by ACAN – Architects Climate Action Network – over 300 delegates participated in tonight’s launch, listening to expert Speakers and colloborating in workshop/Breakout…

Densification meets natural retrofit – paris

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sbuk’s video presentation from NSBRC’s Virtual Building Systems Workshop – Saturday 12th December 2020

SBUK’s Treasurer and Huff and Puff proprietor, Phil Christopher, took part in the (NSBRC) National Self Build and Renovation Centre‘s Virtual Building Systems Workshop in December (2020). A well executed presentation drawing in all of the topical points in ‘strawbuilding’ construction including, ‘load-bearing’, in-fill’,…

UPSTRAW – Building for change – Online training programme – Session 2

Happy New Year! Session 2 of the MOOC is now online. In keeping with the global advancement of online learning, the straw building project, UPSTRAW, has partnered with the sustainable platform, MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Offering free training, open to all, its is…

call for entries for ASBP 2021 Awards

ASBP Awards 2021 Supporters of enviromentally friendly building products ‘The Alliance for Sustainable Products’ (ASBP) are calling out for entries of their prestigious event, #ASBPAwards To say that it has been a tough year would be quite an understatement, and next year’s award is…

Tulse Hill Straw Bale Build

In the urban landscape of London, where land to build is scarce, and new build opportunities are few and far between, the area of Tulse Hill is fortunate to have within its community a construction that is currently taking place on epic proportions. Arguably,…

Come and see us on the @NaturalBuildUK stand G57, at @futurebuild: Today – Thursday!

Come and visit our director @JNaturalBuilder from @hartwyn and @NaturalBuildUK partners at @futurebuild : Stand G57