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Straw Bale and Steel Framing

Special care must be taken to protect straw bales from condensation when using steel framing in a straw bale house. Without isolating the steel from the bales, the risk of long term damage to the structure is high. Don’t take that risk. Instead, follow some simple work arounds to protect your bales and your investment.

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Announcing our FREE Framing Report and Our New Framing DVD

Those of you who receive our newsletters already know about our upcoming framing DVD and the FREE Framing Report that we are offering to people to “wet their whistle” for the details of framing a straw bale structure. The report is an excerpt from my upcoming book: A Modern Look at Straw Bale Construction Details and […]

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Water Isolation Walls

Water is the biggest enemy of straw bale construction. It comes in many forms from humidity to broken plumbing lines, but the results are the same: damage to the bales. Because water is such a major player in the construction of any home, we have to be careful how we intertie the two systems of bales and plumbing. One way is through the use of water isolation walls.

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New Framing Video Preview

Hey everyone!  This is Gabriella, Andrew’s wife writing.  I wanted to share a preview of our brand new video, The How To Guide To Framing For Straw Bale Construction.  The video is nearly 3 hours long and will be contained in a 2 DVD set. We genuinely had fun filming this production and we were […]

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