[Strawbale] Re: SB house threatened in Andalucía - Spanish SB houses?

André de Bouter forum at lamaisonenpaille...
Mon Mar 6 20:21:18 CET 2006


French test results (with pictures of fire testing) are available on our website
: http://www.lamaisonenpaille.com/Documentation/PDFs/Dossier_Ademe_Paille.pdf

I can also sent you a Frech dvd (by the French Building Federation) on wich à SB
house is build and I think some fire testing is shown.

I'll be teaching a (french) SB workshop east of ARCOS, Andalucia the 27th of
marchuntil the 7th of april. The house we will be building will not have a

Can your structure be visited arround that time? Are you in Spain arround that

Does anyone know of any other Spanish projects to visit on the road: Sevilla,
Madrid, San Sebastian?

Best of luck,

André de Bouter

La Maison en Paille

Selon Simon Blackbourn <piemanek at gmail...>:

> Dear Nicky
> Really sorry to hear such bad news, let's hope that fdaced with more
> information they will change their minds...
> I have copied your message to the European Strawbale list, as I know there
> are people who have done lots of work with fire testing - is anyone able to
> maybe provide some links/data/testimonial to Nicky that could be shown to
> the Spanish authorities that strawbale is not a fire risk? Any examples from
> Spain would be even better...
> Best Wishes
> Simon
> >From: "" <LOWproject at BESTFOOTFORWARD...COM>
> > >Reply-To: <LOWproject at bestfootforward...>
> > >To: <rnitzkin at hotmail...>
> > >Subject: Strawbale in Andalucia
> > >Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 01:49:24 -0800 (PST)
> > >
> > >We have built a strawbale building in Parque de Aracena in andalucia
> > which
> > >because of various confusions about what we had applied for permission
> > for,
> > >it now has a demolition order (and a fine) hanging over it -their reasons
> > >being that it is a fire hazard and unaesthetic!. Part of the reason why
> > we
> > >wanted to build it was to show that there are alternatives to the
> > horrific
> > >amounts of cement that go into spanish buildings and I am doing an
> > >ecological footprint ananlysis on the building ( see
> > >www.bestfootforward.com - the company I own and run when I'm not trying
> > to
> > >build something!). I had thought that the Park authority might also see
> > >this but it seems not. We are fighting the demolition order on principle
> > >but I was wondering if there is a website of Spanish strawbale examples
> > >anywhere which we could use to make the building less scary! >king
> > regards
> > >
> > >Nicky Chambers
> >

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