[Strawbale] industrialization of bale wall construction
Caroline Meyer White
hojtpaastraa at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 13:37:16 CET 2012
To extend the list with one: In Canada Ian Weir is producing pre-fab after
being a strudent with Chris Magwood.
2012/2/14 Michael K. Lough <mklough at pobox.com>
> The hurdle is always regional and local building code acceptability.
> Perhaps we might know of any problems (and how they were overcome) in this
> area and if new definitions like 'cellulose' being used in description of
> insulation infill to frame construction were employed in building permit
> I agree the separation of art from science is probably a good thing unless
> it promotes transporting wall units through 3 countries by diesel powered
> Michael Lough
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM, <strawbale-request at amper.ped.muni.cz>wrote:
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>> 1. Re: Was Strawbale dome - Now Pre-fab (Max Vittrup Jensen)
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>> From: Max Vittrup Jensen <Max at PermaLot.org>
>> To: strawbale at amper.ped.muni.cz
>> Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:45:58 +0100
>> Subject: Re: [Strawbale] Was Strawbale dome - Now Pre-fab
>>> Derek et al.
>> Things change fast...so do minds. When I first heard about pre-fab I
>> scorned the idea, now I believe it's the way of the future for SB building.
>> It's the most effective way to build, it can be done year round, it's
>> safer, and even ergonomically better!
>> With all due respect for other continents, then it seems that a number of
>> companies in Europe are leading in this field. Here's the ones I know about:
>> The ones present at the ESBG 2011:
>> Belgian Pailletech: www.pailletech.be (Pre plastered)
>> Latvian Ecocoon: www.ecococon.lt (light weight)
>> In UK there's:
>> Eco Fab www.eco-fab.co.uk <http://www.eco-fab.co.uk/pages/evolution> (closed
>> with OSB)
>> Modcell: www.modcell.com/ (solid wood frames)
>> Between them all there's Dutch
>> Rene Dalmeijer www.tuvalustrobouw.nl (Out-sourced production to Romania)
>> and creative wood construction in Austria: www.kreativerholzbau.at/ (Closed
>> panels; can't tell which material)
>> And lets not forget that all along foundation boxes have been used by
>> Swiss big baler:
>> Werner Schmidt www.atelierwernerschmidt.ch (solid wood frames)
>> I'm certain there's companies I'm not aware off, and I hope you'd reply
>> to this post to make the list more complete?
>> Common to all is a high level of professionalism, presenting a product
>> readily accepted by the main-stream 'consumer', thus helping to get SB
>> building out of the decade old stigma's.
>> Max Vittrup Jensen
>> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 3:08 AM, Derek Roff <derek at unm.edu> wrote:
>>> To counter-balance my negative comments on strawbale domes, I want to
>>> provide a few links to some interesting and encouraging approaches to
>>> building with strawbale. In addition to the well-publicized and carefully
>>> refined building methods that have been developed over the last twenty
>>> years of the strawbale building revival, new ideas and techniques are
>>> always popping up. Some of them make more sense to me than others. I am
>>> intrigued with many of the panelizing systems for strawbales (and depressed
>>> by the obvious flaws in a few of them). If this interests you, take a look
>>> at the links below, one of which I included yesterday. John Glassford is
>>> the only person I have heard of experimenting with tilt-up interior
>>> strawbale walls (150mm thick), as well as other panel ideas. Chris Magwood
>>> has a modular panel wall system that I find very exciting and promising.
>>> Both these systems apply the plaster/render with the wall in horizontal
>>> position, which is an incredible help to quick and effective plastering.
>>> Derek Roff
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