Written by Wouter Klijn

shed with untreated straw

Key data

Completion:2003Type of Construction:straw bale in-fill in the timber frame facadeClient:DIYDesign/ArchitecturezelfbouwPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Netherlands,
More about this Straw Bale House

The barn was built after the owner and farmer Johan Beukeboom obtained his permit. The fire brigade had initially refused their permission, even after a demonstration of the fire safety of untreated straw bales. While the demonstration did not cover all fire hazard hazards, it did show that compactly packed straw bales are difficult to light. Even with a regular gas burner it was practically impossible to set fire to the straw bales.

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Wouter Klijn