[Strawbale] Post and Beam
neale.brickwood at googlemail...
Mon Sep 13 19:38:58 CEST 2010
Thanks Herbert for your comprehensive response - very useful. I'm in
the UK and have been looking for a modular system to import for
housebuilding on a commercial scale. Your systems look very appealing
but unfortunately i cant read much of your website - being english and
linguistically challenged:-) Are you likely to release an English
version or point me in the right direction to find more information.
Otherwise i'd be very interested in coming over to find out more.
For the groups information Modcell can now be found at
Bath uNiversity are now carrying out extensive performance studies
All the best
On 13 Sep 2010, at 13:31, asbn wrote:
> Dear Jure, Michel and all other non-loadberaing builders
> In my workshops I have listed 7 (8) different non-loadbearing-
> systems, which
> are used in Austria and – as far as I know – in Europe:
> 1) exterior strawbale-wall with direct plaster on the outside,
> typical example:
> 2) system S-house, which is nearly 1) but with big bales on the
> outside and
> a ventilated wooden facade, fixed with special screws
> 3) interior strawbale-wall (normally directly plastered on the
> inside) with
> an outside construction (wood or plaster on plaster-boards)
> 4) system GREB (France), as can be seen detailed on french websites
> 5) CST-system (Cellule Sous Tensions) by Tom Rijven, as is described
> in his
> book (Between Earth and Straw) and on his website
> 6) StrohTec-system, which we established in 1999 and was built in
> and Germany more than 100times the last ten years in variations, a
> infill-system, strawbales between posts, covered with structural
> boards or
> diagonal wood on both sides of the posts/beams
> typical example:
> 7) a new modular system called system|haus|bau, which we developed
> last year
> as you can see on:
> 8) The Modcell-system in UK is another modular system, which uses
> or strawbale as an infill-insulation-material, but there are not many
> details available...
> Mit lieben Grüßen
> Herbert Gruber
> asbn - austrian strawbale network
> Österreichisches Netzwerk für Strohballenbau
> 3720 Ravelsbach, Baierdorf 6
> Email: asbn at baubiologie...
>> Hello Everyone,
>> The question of Jure about post and beam is worth posting again.
>> As a builder in the near future I am also looking for answers.
>> As far as I know there are basically 2 post and beam methods for
>> building with
>> bales within the non-load bearing method.
>> Or as infill, like an adapted Segal method, or as they do like S-
>> house in
>> Austria; enclosing the timber structure with boards and stag the
>> bales around
>> the house in a running bond.
>> I would not like to have a board inside the house to plaster. It
>> does not
>> function like a strawbale for indoor climate, is more costly etc...
>> Most of us are interested in strawbale building but we are not
>> contractors etc... just people who want to build this way and look
>> for the
>> right people to assist, advise.
>> Here in Slovenia such buildings are almost not existing and if,
>> they are done
>> without much experience.
>> How could we have more information, that we could pass on to an
>> without strawbale experience?
>> Are there plans available that can be adapted?
>> Is there maybe "post and beam software" available for strawbale
>> building that
>> could be used by a local architect?
>> Or we could maybe use an architect from abroad, just to make the
>> basic plans
>> and have the other plans (construction plans for electrician,
>> plumber etc..)
>> done by a local one.
>> In any case, here in Slovenia we need more then one architect to
>> build a
>> house. The other we must use to do the engineering plans to get
>> If there are professionals, architects, or people out there with
>> that could advise, please do, we would be very grateful.
>> With greetings from Slovenia,
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