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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorNedington
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2019
    We went to visit friends building a straw house last week, he was bemoaning the price of foam insulation at over £75 per sheet!
    They had spent over a grand to insulate the roof alone.
    He said that if they ever built another straw house they would use straw to insulate the floor and ceiling as well.

    Aside from the obvious weight issues can anyone suggest pros and cons?

    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2019
    Thatch the roof, floor would not be good with straw, vermin problems spring to mind

    Inorganic quilt works as does eps and that can be used with a floating floor, 300eps and wood deck
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2019
    There are several bale houses with straw roof/ceiling insulation. They work well as long as the large weight of the bales has been kept in mind when the roof structure was designed.

    There have been some bale houses with straw floor insulation. All those I can recall (and please don't ask me to do that; that's another question altogether) have had to be pulled up and re-done in a different way, because the straw rotted. I'm sure it could be done, with a suspended floor and adequate ventilation underneath, and vermin seals of course. But why bother when there are better alternatives?
    • CommentAuthorNedington
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2019
    We are planning to build completely cement free and as many local/natural materials as possible so would prefer not to use EPS or Kingspan type products.
    Do you know what the Inorganic Quilt is made of?
    Posted By: NedingtonDo you know what the Inorganic Quilt is made of?

    Either sand or rocks
    Sand = glass fiber wool
    Rocks = rockwool

    Made by heating until molten and then spun into wool/quilt/blanket/batts or what ever you want to call it
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2019
    And both can be had as slabs, not just quilt.
    Posted By: fostertomAnd both can be had as slabs

    Slabs = batts yes/no ???
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2019
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