Straw Bale work on eco-building in St.Anns Part 34

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Neighbourhoods: nottingham st.anns

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.

Volunteers are now working on the final push for the building to be completed!  Whowwa!!

Final layers of clay slip have been applied to the inside walls.  There is just a little more of this to do. A bit more woodwork around the window frames. Then a great deal of tidying up.

The more eagle-eyed amounst you will have noted very little past disussion / work has been devoted to the floor. There may be ambition to do more about its' construction in the future, but it is felt leaving it rough is quite acceptable. As ever, construction cost would be prohibitive to do much else.

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 for any final touches, needing to be done.

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
Part 34
http://notts.indymedia.org.uk/articles/515

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


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