Strawbalewall / Straw bale wall

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

This straw bale wall in the gardens of Capel Manor College in Enfield, UK is not just a privacy screen, it is a sculpture that blends organically into the landscape. Plastered with several layers of lime, it defies the forces of nature.

Key data

City:Manor College, EnfieldCompletion:2006Type of Construction:load bearing straw baleStraw Builder:Chug Tugby and friendsPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Chug TugbyOwner Builders Contribution:Workshop-Projekt
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Load Bearing Straw Bale, Projects UK,
More about this Straw Bale House

This straw bale wall in the gardens of Capel Manor College in Enfield, UK is not just a privacy screen, it is a sculpture that blends organically into the landscape. Plastered with several layers of lime, it defies the forces of nature.

Photos: © Chug’s Strawbale World

About the author

Herbert Gruber

Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh in Europa" (New Building with Straw in Europe), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "STEP" (Strawbale Training for European Professionals) and the Erasmus project "BuildStraw Pro" (a project to get formal national recognition of the training) and "Make your City Smart". As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.