UPSTRAW – Building for change – Online training programme

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 accessible wherever you are 24 hours a day! Starting from the…

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

Next Members’ meeting: Friday 23rd March

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  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

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@EcoBuild_Now : Whose Regeneration Is It Anyway?

The complexities of housing on a large scale need to be redressed especially when the debate on inclusivity and construction materials are taken in wholeheartedly. Read our take of this discussion at EcoBuild 2017 and come and visit us at Stand F209 over the 3…


Construction conferences in today’s economic climate are important not just in sorting the wheat from the chaff but in opening up the conversation. One of our founder members asked the question about challenging the perception that the mainstream has about ‘natural building’: why not…

ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo 2017. Early Birds last call!

A golden opportunity is available in constructing buildings, the healthy way. Whether your interest is in the performance, sustainability, or functionality of a building there is something here for everyone. Many aspects will be covered under one roof and this conference appeals to the…

Founder Memberships

I would like to invite you to make an initial payment to become a founder member of SBUK.  The cost of a founder membership has been set at £50 per individual.  In return for this payment you will receive your first year’s membership of…

SBUK – A new voice for strawbale building in the UK

SBUK – A new voice for strawbale building in the UK