Green Solutions Award 2021 – Vote for ‘The Bale House’!

🏆 The Bale House 🇬🇧Located in a UK Nature Reserve in Hastings this constructed with recycled, fireproof, and breathable materials. A unique straw bale building that requires next to no energy to run and stays comfortable all year long due to its high insulation….

the bale house

Wow! Check out at the latest video update of the ‘Bale House’ by the Constrawtium team!

is there enough straw to build with?

John Butler has been digging away in the vaults of Government data and statistics to ascertain the answer to one of the most often asked questions we receive, “Is there enough straw to build”? The figures are interestingly optimistic (we shan’t spoilt it for…

Women in Construction – International Women Day

Three fantastic women, 3 leaders of industry. As founding members of Strawbale UK these women have been with us from the start and today are as integral to our vision: Mary Rawlinson, SBUK Chair, Green and Castle & Constrawtium, Barbara Jones of Straw Works,…

UP STRAW Zotero database

Great news! The partners of UP STRAW have collated, through the ‘Zoreto’ platform, an open source database of free reference management tools that allows the user to manage bibliographical data and documents such as websites, videos, scientific articles, books and PDFs. This will cover…

UPSTRAW YEAR BOOK 2019

A new online publication has arrived: UPSTRAW YEAR BOOK 2019 This edition begins with an introduction on the benefits of building with straw. Watch out for forthcoming issues! These will feature projects on the INTERREG project and technical articles ➡️ ➡️ ️ ➡️ UPSTRAW

Constrawtium update

Wow! Work on the Visitors’ Centre in Hastings is going through at a rapid pace. Plywood is up and one of the Constrawtium crew is sanding it down before applying the wax for a surface finish Instagram: @constrawtium

From the Australian press…the good news keeps on coming about ESBG 2019

David Thorpe wrote for the Australian on-line journal, The Fifth Estate wrote about ESBG 2019: https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/public-authorities-should-hold-tenders-for-straw-bale-buildings/ ESBG2019 was supported by INTERREG for the umbrella project ‘UPSTRAW’. As part of the UPSTRAW project a UK consortium, Constrawtium, are undertaking the building of the new Visitors…

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!