Straw Bale work on eco-building in St.Anns Part 33

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Work has been continuing at EcoWorks with the Straw Bale building in Nottingham. The building, now being fully enclosed with the main doors having being constructed and fitted All window frames fitted last year. Earlier this year, guttering and assorted woodwork has been completed.

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Work has been continuing at EcoWorks with the Straw Bale building in Nottingham. The building, now being fully enclosed with the main doors having being constructed and fitted All window frames fitted last year. Earlier this year, guttering and assorted woodwork has been completed.

In the last work days there, there has been continued activity in adding clay slip to the inside walls. Firstly, by breaking up lumps of clay.  Then forcing these smaller lumps through a grid to make them yet smaller. On adding water, needing the colloid even further, ending up with a consistancy of double-cream!.  Together with hesian, this is applied to the straw as a first layer.  On drying, further coats are applied, eventually leaving a stable, finished surface.


So, dear readers, if you have enjoyed watching the progress of this building being constructed ..... how about getting out from behind your computer screen, and get up to EcoWorks, and volunteer your services.

All could have been done a lot earlier, if a bunch of 'already-skilled' people had just got on with it. But, it was generally descided that by involving many volunteers, folks might go away, and having been inspired by the project, and with a bit of hands-on experience ....... have ideas and help others think about what they could do with other sustainable projects in their own areas.


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Ecoworks is on the Hungerhills allotment site, reached off Ransom Road, St.Anns .....

If needed, they can provide transport from the city centre by arrangement. Ring Tim on 07719 428187 for more info.
Hot drinks supplied; please bring your lunch.

Ecoworks
info@ecoworks.org.uk
http://www.ecoworks.org.uk

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The story so far:

EcoWorks: Straw Bale work on "eco-building" in St.Anns

Part 1
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2005/08/321023.html
Part 2
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2005/08/321341.html
Part 3
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2005/08/321520.html
Part 4
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2005/09/323670.html
Part 5
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2005/09/323739.html
Part 6
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2005/10/326154.html
Part 7
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2006/08/348189.html
Part 8
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2006/08/348210.html
Part 9
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2006/08/348233.html
Part 10
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2006/08/348254.html
Part 11
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2006/08/348275.html
Part 12
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2006/10/353572.html
Part 13
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/03/364622.html
Part 14
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/03/364643.html
Part 15
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/04/367142.html
Part 16
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/04/367250.html
Part 17
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/05/370333.html
Part 18
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/06/373754.html
Part 19
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/06/373775.html
Part 20
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/07/375507.html
Part 21
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/09/381873.html
Part 22
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/10/382863.html
Part 23
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/12/387066.html
Part 24
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/12/387087.html
Part 25
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/12/388129.html
Part 26
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/12/388151.html
Part 27
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2008/03/393265.html
Part 28
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2008/06/400248.html
Part 29
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2008/06/400273.html
Part 30
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2008/09/408730.html
Part 31
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2009/01/419304.html
Part 32
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2009/02/422386.html
Part 33
http://notts.indymedia.org.uk/articles/202

My Straw Bale Building 'Collected Set' on Flickr at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tash/sets/72157602998632987



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Comments

another one in Australia

Tash Fwd message from Andy Webber
Dunno if you can view these, my friend are building the same sort of thing in Australia.
http://tinyurl.com/38do8m4

another Nottingham straw bale building

Straw Bale Building at Meadows Community Garden
http://notts.indymedia.org.uk/articles/210

more from abroad

Lovely, over the years, this project has been noted from a number of places around the world. Lately, Australia and now Portland, Oregon. [syndicated to Portland IMC].

# Name Andrew Morrison
# Location Oregon, USA
http://twitter.com/StrawBaleTeach
Andrew is a world wide industry leader in straw bale construction education and consulting.

@tashuk These walls are really rough.
You can get a much smoother finish if desired.
http://www.StrawBale.com or http://www.StrawBaleWorkshops.com

@nottsindymedia Nice! You can learn more about straw bale construction at
http://www.StrawBale.com or learn hands-on at http://www.StrawBaleWorkshops.com

Retweeted: Joe A
Peace / Justice/ Media / Human Rights Activist / videographer,
post on Portland Indy Media
http://twitter.com/iamjoeanybody


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