[Strawbale] Waterproofing bathrooms, circular buildings and other questions

Chug. chug at strawbale-building....uk
Mon Oct 31 10:31:00 CET 2005

Hi Ruth

El lupo the huff n puff staw wolf has answered some of your questions already but here goes,
1. same as wolfie and I have seen plywood sheets on stud work then tiled over as well.

2. You have what are termed 'permitted development rights', roughly it means  if you are not living in it and it is more than 5m 
from any existing dwelling and is no more than 4m to highest point of the roof  IIRC, it doesn't need Planning permission full 
details http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1144640#P101_18228

3. I have built a 3.5m internal size (4.5m external) for an infant school playground in solihull.

4. Again I agree with El lupo's comment that you do need so much glass when you have good insulation like straw bale walls.

bale on
chug at strawbale-building....uk
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ruth Walker" <walker_re2002 at yahoo....uk>
To: <strawbale at amper....muni.cz>
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 9:31 PM
Subject: [Strawbale] Waterproofing bathrooms,circular buildings and other questions

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

3)What is the minimum circle diameter anyone has used succesfully with

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,


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