[Strawbale] Fw: Breathability enquiry

Catherine Wanek blackrange at zianet...
Thu Sep 18 02:02:20 CEST 2003

Hi Chug & Tjibbe --

There was a permeability study done in Canada from which a report was 
written that appeared in Issue #33 of The Last Straw Journal 
(www.thelaststraw.org)  "Testing Plaster Permeability," pg 25.

Also the test summary was posted online at the time (2001):
www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/Research       I bet it is still there.

best regards,
Catherine Wanek

At 10:31 AM 9/15/03 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>Can anyone help with this?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Tjibbe Rijpma
>To: info at strawbalebuildingassociation....uk
>Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 8:12 PM
>Subject: Breathability of Straw Bale Buildings
>  Do you have some information over the amount of breathing of SB 
> buildings?. There a lots of test report on the internet
>over SB building, but i couldn't find any over breathing capability of 
>Straw Bale + stucco.
>Tjibbe Rijpma
>Student TU Delft
>Faculty Architecture
>Hi Tjibbe,
>I am not quite sure what you mean by amount of breathing, I guess you mean 
>the fact that strawbale walls with earth/lime
>render allow a certain amount of vapour permeability, if this is so I'm 
>unaware of any information about this, but will
>make some enquiries for you.
>For the SBBA(wise)
>chug at strawbale-building....uk
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