Straw Bale Building

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Straw Works is delighted to be back at Hackney City Farm, teaching strawbale building and natural finishes in lime and clay in the strawbale classroom we helped to build. You’ll get the chance to look at this fantastic building and ask all the questions you want!

Course Dates

NEW DATES COMING SOON

Booking Information

Contact Jane for bookings and further details at

strawworks@gmail.com

The First Straw – A Beginners Guide to Strawbale Building

This course covers a history of strawbale building, reasons why you would choose to build with straw, environmental and sustainability issues, basic introduction to techniques and design. But beware – you are likely to catch Bale Frenzy…..

Getting Plastered – A Beginners Guide to natural plasters: lime and clay

This course covers a history of lime and clay plasters, reasons why you would choose to use breathable plasters, environmental and sustainability issues, basic introduction to the materials.

• Course times 10am – 4pm

• You will receive a certificate from Straw Works on completion of these courses.

We also have an online course available for only £20.

Many people find this is a great way of remembering what they learnt with us, and also is a good introduction to what you might expect on one of our courses.

Barbara’s book “Building with Strawbales” is a very popular practical handbook that’s also a good read! Available from our website.

Straw works also runs advanced practical courses where you can catch Bale Frenzy!

Visit www.strawworks.co.uk for more information.