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#31192 - 10/19/13 10:03 PM prefab strawbale!
collarandhames Offline
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Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 191
Loc: Peterborough, Ontario
hi all. I've been off the forum for a little while. Here in ontario, we've been seeing these beauties pop up!
http://www.naturebuiltwall.com/
they are slick as heck, what do you all think of this? It is certainly a very cool change from SIPs.
dave

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#31194 - 10/19/13 10:40 PM Re: prefab strawbale! [Re: collarandhames]
Jay White Cloud Offline
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Registered: 11/06/08
Posts: 479
Loc: Vermont
Looks really nifty, we will have to look into them, thanks for sharing.

My only question is cost effectiveness compared to paying ourselves to build them.

Regards,

jay
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#31196 - 10/20/13 12:00 AM Re: prefab strawbale! [Re: collarandhames]
Hylandwoodcraft Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 141
Loc: Western NY
I does look like a cool concept. Thanks for posting!
It looks like they are heavy! An 8'x8' wall weighs about 2000lbs! That is all crane work, installing those bad bears, which seems like a definite disadvantage. Interesting nonetheless.

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#31262 - 11/06/13 11:20 PM Re: prefab strawbale! [Re: Hylandwoodcraft]
collarandhames Offline
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Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 191
Loc: Peterborough, Ontario
advantage is that they go up quick. and I think require minimum rain protection. I've done a little bale work, and, well, it's alot of work. I prefer to get on with the next timber job.
dave

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