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Re: GSBN:International Straw Bale Building Registry



Excellent Idea Old Chap

Just a couple of additions that will help when we obviously compare notes between buildings.

Regards The Straw Wolf

>            International Straw Bale Registry
>
> Owner
> Address
>

Rural,
Town or Village

> city state zip/post code
> country
>
> phone
> email
> website
>

Owner built
Built with workshop participants or
Professional tradesmen /builder used

> Builder's name
> builder's address
> builder's phone
> builder's email
> builder's website
>
> list of subcontractors if available_____
>
> __We are open to drop-in visitors
> __We are open to visitors by appointment
> __ We are NOT open to visitors, please use our listing only for total
> numbers. (location and contact info will be suppressed)
>
> Type of structure:
>       ___home
>       ___addition to non-strawbale home
>       ___commercial
>       ___other (describe if other_______)
>
> Size (sq feet or sq meters)______
>
> If a home,
>         number of bedrooms_____
>         number of baths____
>
> Month/Year begun___   Month/Year completed (or occupied)___
>

        Foundations and floor

        Briefly describe the footings and floor system used eg

        monolith concrete slab etc.

>
> Load bearing? __yes  ___no  __ hybrid
>
> exterior finish:
>       ___cement plaster

            earthen
               lime putty
or

>       ___ earth, clay and/lime plaster finish combination

>      ___ wood siding/weather board

>       ___other (describe if other____)
>
> Interior finish:
>       ___cement plaster

            lime putty plaster
            earthen plaster
     ___ earth, clay or lime plaster combination

>       ___gypsum plaster
>       ___ wood
>       ___sheetrock/gyprock
>       ___other (describe if other____)
>
> Were the bales pinned?
>       __internal pinning, rebar
>       __internal pinning, wood/bamboo
>       __external pinning, wood/bamboo
>       __ no pinning
>       __ don't know
>

    Were the walls pre-compressed if so what method was used?

        High tensile wire and gripples
        chains and dogs on a round log
        front end loader
        'Fibrehouse' blue bag
        steel wire rope and toggles
        other describe

    Size of Straw bales Used

    e.g. Standard 450mm w x 400 mm h x 900 mm l
    or   Jumbo 900mm w x 860 mm h x 2.4 metres l

> Type(s)  of straw used
>       wheat
>       oat
>       barley
>       rice
>       other (describe if other_____)
>       unknown

Orientation of bales

        Strings up ie flat or
        Bales on edge

    Type of roof system used

    eg. tiles on trusses

>
> Insured?  yes  no   Insurance company/agent ____________
>
> Mortgaged?  yes no  Mortgage company/agent____________
>
> Describe unique features:
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> Bill Christensen
> billc@...
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