[Strawbale] certification of straw bales

rene valner kavalpagan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 17:03:47 CET 2013

3xYES for Estonia.



On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 4:52 PM, asbn <asbn at baubiologie.at> wrote:

> Dear Max and all the others on this list
> I just want to mention (one more time), that it was not me or the asbn
> (our network)
> who made the ETA (European Technical Approval) in Austria, it was the
> company Waldland (an agricultural organisation)
> together with a carpenter (Kreativer Holzbau). And it was made for a
> special system, build by this carpenter,
> who wanted at this time export the modules even to Germany (as Austria is
> a small market).
> As the national network we document, whats happening around straw bale
> building in Austria,
> and it is clear for us (as an independant network) to talk about and
> spread such (good) news.
> But we also try to tell and speak about the negative aspects (and always
> did),
> and possible ways out of a dilemma.
> In case of ETA: asbn had never the chance to prevent or forbid that (even
> if we had known the results).
> As soon as the market is there (in a country), each company can make an
> ETA for building straw bales.
> Knauf could do it, BASF could do it, Steico could do it, whoever thinks,
> that there is a market for a building product,
> could establish and manufacture approved building strawbales.
> And no straw bale network around the world could prevent that.
> It can happen to you too, in Czech Republic, or in each other European
> country.
> This is a free market...
> all the best
> Herbert
> -----------------
> asbn - austrian strawbale network
> Am 05.03.2013 um 08:57 schrieb Max Vittrup Jensen:
> Certified bales are also unknown in CZ, hence a triple 'Yes'.
> Seems to me that Austria has gotten themselves into the trouble predicted
> at ESBG 2007, or simply put: I agree fully with the comment by Paul Lynch.
> Cheers,
> Max
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