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Author Topic: design for a staw bale building  (Read 736 times)
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« on: April 08, 2012, 03:08:42 PM »

hi all my first post---i want to build a simple one storey- one room building--interior dimensions of 9.6 x 4.8 metres --ceiling hieght aproximately 2.4 to 2.7  with a low pitch roof and a front veranda with a roof overhang of about 1.4 metres----i would like to get the door and  as many windows as possible in the front---the building is for communal use for a small campsite----first question----does anyone know how many bales from a corner before i can insert my first window and how many bales between windows?---i am only in the planning stage at the moment---any help would be appreciated-----------------------regards lenten----p.s. anyone want to chip in with any other advice please do
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 04:29:46 PM »

Hi and welcome

Have you looked in google?
http://www.strawbale-building.co.uk/index.php?page=database

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 10:02:15 PM »

This site from New Zealand is worth a look.

http://www.ecobob.co.nz/Search.aspx?cx=partner-pub-2866927009646233%3A3173640137&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=straw+bale&sa.x=0&sa.y=0&siteurl=www.ecobob.co.nz%2FGoogle_Search.htm&ref=www.ecobob.co.nz%2FEcoArticle%2F2322%2F0%2F7-Day-Straw-Bale-Home-Design-Construction-Workshop.aspx

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 10:01:58 PM »

thanks all----looked around various sites and it seems for a load bearing straw bale building i need 1 whole bale from corner to the first opening and 1 whole bale between  openings----now to think about roof shape----regards lenten
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