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Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

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by Chris Magwood (Author)

The essential guide to prefab straw bale panels - an innovative spin on a widely used natural building method

Prefabricated straw bale wall panels combine the performance and low environmental impact of traditional straw bale with reduced labor and more consistent results. These structural insulated panels (SIPs) are built offsite and transported to the job site, or built onsite and "tipped up" into position. Essential Prefabricated Straw Bale Construction is a fully illustrated practical guide to this affordable, scalable method.

This indispensable manual includes a complete introduction to the use of prefabricated bale walls, packed with all the information you need to determine whether they are the right choice for your project. It covers:

  • Specifications, engineering details and building code references
  • Comprehensive step-by-step instructions and detail drawings
  • Finishing and maintenance techniques
  • Budgeting and labor estimates
  • Additional resources

Essential Prefabricated Straw Bale Construction is part of New Society's Sustainable Building Series. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where accurate and reliable information are key to success. Get the Essentials!

Chris Magwood is a sustainable builder and designer specializing in green and natural building techniques, the co-founder and co-director of the Endeavour Centre, and the author of several books on sustainable building including Making Better Buildings , More Straw Bale Building and Straw Bale Details .

  • ISBN: 0865718202    EAN: 9780865718203
    Publisher: New Society Publishers  
    US SRP: $39.99 US  
    Binding: Paperback
    Copyright Date: 2016
    Pub Date: June 20, 2016

    Essential PrefabStraw Bale Construction is an illustrated guide to pre-manufactured bale walls. This manual covers the properties, applications, specifications, code-compliance and climate data, with step-by-step instructions and budgeting information for this development in sustainable building.

    Physical Info: 0.6" H x 10.9" L x 8.4" W (1.2 lbs) 160 pages

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