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Rammed Earth and Strawbale, heavy and light.

March 13, 2012

Luke Mahony

If you are one this site, you probably know of the great thermal performance of rammed earth when used with solar passive designs; and everyone one knows of the benefits and uses of insulation,such as strawbale.

We have always wanted to do a hybrid house with the thermal mass on the northern parts of the house and strawbale on the southern sides. Fortunately we hopefully have one such project starting soon.

Recently we had a job delayed and were able to helped the guys at Straw and Clay do the final render coat. It was a real pleasure, like icing a cake so to speak, and it looked really impressive.

Check out this image and contact  John or Harold if you are after some strawbale.