[Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??
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
<mailto:Simon.Cummings at nationaltrust....uk>
To: strawbale at amper....muni.cz
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 2:59 PM
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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