[GSBN] R value export straw blocks?

John Glassford jacksflat at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 20:25:53 CST 2015

G ' day

Been busy building away form home just my observation on straw bales period.

The biggest problem we face is that the majority of wheat growers here now
use the large squares for straw bales in your language 8' x 3 ' 3'  or 8' x
4' x 4' the preference is 8' x 3' x 3' for transportation needs and
economies of scale.

The small bales are not in favour and out of fashion and the balers are
getting older and more unreliable.

We have one supplier who keeps us going all year as well as supplying
clients we put his way.

We have as you know built several buildings now using the larger bales.
They are great to use but not in large volume housing.  It is a specialist
job for those who like using jumbos.  Our preference with jumbo bales are
the 8'x3'x2' bales but these are getting rare as the contract balers are
not using these any more.

I have enjoyed the thread and have learned much but it is very confusing.

Bottom line once you have lived in a straw bale home as we have now since
2005 there is no other option!

Back to work just put up 900 bales in a 3 bed house over 8 days using our
hybrid method and the roof goes on next week.

Kind regards
The Straw Wolf

Huff 'n' Puff Constructions
61 2 6927 6027
In Australia (02) 6927 6027
Mobile 0412 11 61 57

Oloimugi Maasai Village <http://oloimugimaasai.org/>
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