[GSBN] FASBA: New German Approval for strawbuilding, 5-storey SB- building unveiled

M. Oehlmann martinoehlmail at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 09:17:47 CDT 2014

Great achievements,Dirk, wonderful! I remember launching a loadbearing
structure in Recklinghausen 18 years ago together with Harald Wedig. One of
the endexamination questions in France for the baccalauréat 2014 was: How
many strawbales do you need to build a house with the given measurements ;-)
Martin Oehlmann


On 18 July 2014 13:34, herwig van soom <orcaherwig at skynet.be> wrote:

> Congratulations Dirk
> Herwig
> 2014-07-16 16:16 GMT+02:00 Dirk Scharmer <ds at fasba.de>:
>>  Dear worldwide strawheads.
>> I just wanted to say that we've a new german so called "general" approval
>> for straw as an insulation material. The main improvement is: it now allows
>> to plaster directly on the straw (wasn't possible before), e.g. inside
>> clay/ earth plaster outside lime plaster with hydrophobic paint. And some
>> further less important changes, e.g. less restrictions for quality controls
>> now (dimensions, binding, ...). We are able to use bales from nearby the
>> building site without extra transportation, and by the way: for small
>> residential building the manufacturer baustroh.de offers a very easy and
>> inexpenisive procedure. The client just calls the manufacturer, send 2
>> bales for pretest, if successful order full test. In addition to cost for
>> the farmer and bale transportation from the field to site it
>> currently costs 1.000€/ per house to have a fully legalised building
>> material which allows the client to build extraordinary sustainable homes.
>> There is no other fully legalised building material in Germany with such an
>> easy and low cost certification.
>> In german language: http://fasba.de/images//z-23.11-1595%203.6.2014kl.pdf
>> (translation into english is on the way, if you want to do it by your own,
>> please send your text to me, that we can offer it on our website)
>> If you want to read more about our current situation in german:
>> http://www.fnr.de/de/presse/pressemitteilungen/aktuelle-mitteilungen/aktuelle-nachricht/article/pm-2014-32/
>> And below you can see the yesterday unveiled 5-storey/ 1,800
>> sqm plastered SB building in Verden Northern Germany (designed by Thomas
>> Isselhard and me) which will house the "Northern German centre for
>> sustainable building" (translated title) in future.
>> Dirk Scharmer - Architect
>> In de Masch 6
>> D- 21394 Suedergellersen
>> Tel.: +49 (0) 4131 727804
>> Fax.: +49 (0) 4131 727805
>> Email: mail at architekt-scharmer.de
>> www.strawbalehouse.de
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