[Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??

Cummings, Simon Simon.Cummings at nationaltrust....uk
Tue Apr 3 09:59:57 CEST 2007



I agree.  I do need strength as it's a stable block for horses (i.e.
heavy animals!).  Limecrete is an option but I've not yet found enough
information on cost etc to make a final decision.


For now the important question remains regarding the design of the







From: strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz
[mailto:strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz] On Behalf Of Biff Vernon
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 5:25 PM
To: European strawbale building discussions
Subject: Re: [Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??


Why do you require a large concrete base?  What's the point of using an
eco-friendly material like straw bales on top of an eco-unfriendly
material such as concrete?


How about an earth floor, or limecrete if you really need something



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	From: Cummings, Simon
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	Subject: [Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??



	I am planning on building a straw bale stable block which
requires a large concrete base.

	Does anyone have experience of creating suitable foundations for
straw bale walls when incorporating a large concrete base.  The problem
I see is trying to make the foundation suitably breathable for the bales
while making the foundation sit within the surrounding base?

	Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



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