Building Your Straw Bale Home: From Foundations to the Roof
This practical guide is written especially for the owner-builder and provides step-by-step instructions supported by diagrams and photographs.
It covers the construction process from site preparation through to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. Special techniques for straw bale construction and the integration of these techniques with those of conventional house building are also covered, including floors, timber wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. Advice is offered on plumbing and electrical work in a straw bale house.
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Councils and straw bale houses
Site preparation and marking for foundations
Floors and foundations
Straw bale walls
Window and door openings
Timber framed walls
Ceiling frame construction
Render for straw bale walls
Installation of internal doors
Purchasing of building materials
Roof battens roof insulation and roof cladding
Installation of windows and sliding doors
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