Research

In this area we provide and signpost information on research into straw bale building.  An important part of informing our efforts will also be understanding the research data that you want to see.  Please contact us with your ideas.

The UP STRAW Zotero database: https://www.zotero.org/groups/2187655/upstraw/
This fantastic resource includes research data from the UK and all over Europe.  It’s open source – create a free log in for full access to articles.

UPSTRAW BIM (Building Information Modelling): https://bit.ly/3bxXv48 Within the framework of the UP STRAW project and by the use of BIM, 12 walls representative of straw construction were designed and documented by Eco-Etudes and drawn by its partners (jö), miga, margecobim.

ARUP and Material Cultures Report on Circular Biobased Construction in the North East and Yorkshire:
https://www.ynylep.com/Portals/0/adam/Stories/dZPBWh5Fz0mcAqqNaH1neA/Body/211021_MC2105_NEY_REPORT_FINAL_ISSUE_SPREADS_COMPRESSED.pdf

SBUK Founder Member, Dr Jim Carfrae: Jim_Carfrae_ThesisLeechwell_Garden_HouseStraw_overviewRainscreen

Layman’s Report: Layman’s Report Draft V5 29-08-14

Decarbonising Construction Using Renewable Photosynthetic Materials by Craig White and Oliver Styles’: Building+Information+Modelling+Building

Institution Of Civil Engineers – Development and testing of a prototype straw bale house: Development and testing of a prototype straw bale house, Racking shear resistance of fabricated strawbale panels: Lawrence_et_al_2008_Racking_shear_resistance_of_prefabrciated_straw-bale_panels

University of West England/Craig White – BalehausBaleHaus Craig White UWE REF 2013 copy

Paper by Neil May, 2005: Breathability – The key to building performance

Pete Walker’s Bath University Profile includes links to publicly available researchhttp://www.bath.ac.uk/ace/people/walker/

Bath University page on straw research
https://www.bath.ac.uk/case-studies/straw-scientifically-proven-as-viable-building-material/

Fire Test Reports: Modcell TRADA Fire Test Report, Fire Testing Report ModCell, BM Trada Fire Classification Report, Carbon Connections ModCell Report