[Strawbale] certification of straw bales
asbn at baubiologie.at
Wed Mar 6 21:19:34 CET 2013
Dear balers on this list
I want to deeply thank you for your answers.
I think it helps a lot to have an overview, I made a table what is
allowed and where.
And I will use it as a peaceful "weapon" against (and for)
Yet I will additionally keep your ideas and suggestions and fears in
So here are the answers/results again:
Is it allowed to build with uncertified or not approved straw bales in
COUNTRY 1family public thermal
houses buildings renovation
Austria yes/no no yes/no****
Spain yes* no yes*
Belgium yes** yes** yes**
Switzerland yes yes yes
France yes*** yes*** yes***
Norway yes*** yes*** yes***
UK and Ireland yes yes yes
Slovakia yes/no no yes
Finland yes*** yes*** yes***
Poland yes no ?
Slovenia no no yes
Netherlands yes yes yes
Italy yes yes/no yes****
Denmark yes*** yes*** yes***
Chech Rep. yes yes yes
Estonia yes yes yes
* under EN testing and architect-certification and/or tests on site
** just with lambda-value of 0,08
*** according to the national sb regulation or performing codes
**** only without official funding or tax cuts
yes/no means in some cases its allowed, in others not, depending on
Anyone out there from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Latvia,
Macedonia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey?
all the best
asbn - austrian strawbale network
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