The foundations of the strawbale building

The strawbale building is still under construction. When it is finished it will provide a space for meetings and workshops. The walls will be built of a timber frame (which you can see in the photograph), filled in by straw bales and rendered with lime. Believe it or not, this is a safe and durable method of construction, with very little fire risk. These buildings are also very low on heating costs due to the good thermal insulation in the walls.