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Introduction to Strawbale Building

Learn the fundamentals of building with straw in this practical 1 day course.

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Introduction to Strawbale Building
Introduction to Strawbale Building

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Various dates

Forest of Dean - Gloucesteshire, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre, Mitcheldean GL17 0JE, UK

About the Event

In this one day course, students will learn the fundamentals of building with straw.

Course Content

  • The benefits and drawbacks of using straw in construction
  • Considerations for build site
  • Choosing your straw
  • Basic construction techniques
  • Practical: have a go at building a straw bale wall


This course is aimed at potential self builders or contractors who want to find out if building with straw is suitable for them. Students will leave the day feeling confident about basic straw bale build techniques and be able to start planning their own projects.

This is a practical course. Heavy lifting of straw bales will be involved.

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