Thermal Insulation Properties and Fire Resistance of Walls with Straw Bale Filling

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One of the natural and traditional building materials is baled straw. The application of straw in the construction of buildings has caused many tests of this material. This paper deals with tests of thermal insulation properties and fire resistance of walls with baled straw fillings. In terms of thermal insulation properties, the walls with baled straw fillings have good properties in comparison to the classic wall structures, considering the cost of the structure. Unlike other types of tests, there is currently little scientific study of structures with baled straw in terms of fire resistance. Results of these studies are very encouraging and support the application of baled straw in construction.

Authors: Marković, Vladimir; Milić, Miloš, 20.04.2018


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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.