[Strawbale] RE: Strawbale Digest, Vol 1, Issue 520

Ruth Walker walker_re2002 at yahoo....uk
Sun Nov 6 19:22:29 CET 2005

G'Day Mr Straw Bale Wolf ;-)

Thanks for the answers. The stud wall seems a reasonable solution. From 
what you have said it sounds as though you attcah the stud wall direct 
to the bales before t  hey are rendered. How did you attach the studs 
to the bales? Have you any idea abput the 'waterproof' plaster finish 
called Tadelakt? I've only ever seen it in Morocco on holday. Its very 
shiny and almost like marble. I assume you could build waterever you 
liked over the stud walls. Such as cob like baths covered in this 
plaster finish but I'm just wondering if anyone knows.

Regarding the windows. We plan to build a straw bale building when we 
move back to Australia early 2007 (Perth) and want the lounge room to 
look over any view, hence the windows...  The plan was to have 
deciduous planting growing over a patio outside the lounge windows 
hence cool in summer and hopefully warm in winter in true permaculture 
type solar style.
Is the 30% windows you suggested for load bearing or timber infill.? 
Any idea if there are loadbearing projects in Australia? Also is it 
difficult to get planning for either type?

So many questions,...



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> Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 10:13:27 +1100
> From: "Huff'n'Puff" <huffnpuff at shoal....au>
> Subject: RE: [Strawbale] Waterproofing bathrooms,	circular buildings
> 	and other questions
> To: "'European strawbale building discussions'"
> 	<strawbale at amper....muni.cz>
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> G 'day Ruth
> 1.  Maybe some answers for you, maybe not.  Regarding water proofing
> bathroom walls we use a 4" x 2" stud wall over the straw bales and then
> render in between the studs wall.  We then cover the studs with fibre
> cement sheeting which is then waterproofed at the joints with a
> proprietary sealer usually fibre glass.  We then tile over the cement
> sheeting see one photo here which may give you a clue:
> http://www.glassford.com.au/Ballarat.htm
> 2.  Do not know of your English regulations sorry.
> 3.  We have built several round buildings now and the smallest is 
> around
> 3.6 metres diameter internal measurement i.e. 4.5 meters to the 
> external
> wall see:
> http://www.glassford.com.au/Alt_roof.htm
> 4.  Why do you need so much glass on the southern wall (northern for 
> us)
> when you have so much insulation in the straw bale walls.  I am of the
> opinion that you do not need so much passive solar heating from so much
> glass when you have super insulation in the walls.  I go for 30% glass
> in our northern walls fro passive solar heating.  Then again we live in
> a hotter climate than yours.
> Kind regards
> The Straw Wolf
> Our Straw Bale Building Web Site:
> http://www.glassford.com.au

> Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 21:31:59 +0000
> From: Ruth Walker <walker_re2002 at yahoo....uk>
> Subject: [Strawbale] Waterproofing bathrooms,	circular buildings and
> 	other questions
> To: strawbale at amper....muni.cz
> Message-ID: <4f1df7646b1842fdc421719c2b19b984 at yahoo....uk>
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> Hello strawbalers,
> I'm new to this list, having been recommended it by Chug on his course
> at LILI in September. Thanks Chug...
> I have lots of questions:
> 1) Does anybody know anything about waterproofing bathrooms that have
> strawbale walls?  I was looking at the moroccan technique of Tadelakt a
> kind of waterproof plaster finish using lime, egg yolks and soft soap.
> Has anyone tried this?
> 2) We are planning on building a 12 x 5m garden workshop at my place of
> work. Does anyone have any idea if this would be considered an
> outbuilding? I've tried to go to the planning departments website but
> its not that helpful. Are there any basic guidelines. Has anyone had
> experience about building at a workplace? We're in Oxfordshire if that
> helps.
> 3)What is the minimum circle diameter anyone has used succesfully with
> strawbales?
> 4) How feasible is it to have a loadbearing strawbale building with one
> wall of mainly glass or at least windows. Or would it be better to have
> some sort of timber frame... what is a good ratio of glass to bale?
> Thanks in advance,
> Ruth
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