Straw Bale Building
Straw bale round house at The Magdalen Project built by Rob Buckley.
High Ham straw bale classroom built by Rob's team DCRS Construction
DCRS Straw Bale Course in progress - building the example house in old DCRS workshops.
A two-day course of theory and building work learning the basic techniques of practical building with straw bales. During
the two days the following topics will be covered and put into practice constructing a demonstation building dedicated to training:
- History of bale building
- Advantages and disadvantages
of straw bales as a building material
- Local authority Planning and
Building Control implications
- Environmental impact
- Current straw bale building
practice and recent innovations
- Planning your project
- Finishing options
There are a maximum of 12 places
on the course with DCRS director and tutor Rob Buckley. Rob has
been building sustainable new builds and renovating older properties
for 25 years with his building companies BBI and DCRS Construction Ltd and pioneered straw bale building techniques over the past 10 years
As this is a small class, any
particular aspect of building with straw bales or personal projects can
be discussed during the course.
DCRS, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8RA
Free camping if required as well as lunch and evening meal on the first day and lunch on the second. Good local B&Bs are available.
Course held in open, so dress for the weather conditions although you are protected from rain and should stay dry!
Straw Bale Building course cost:
- £235.00 including camping and meals
- Friday & Saturday 2nd & 3rd June 2017 FULL
- Friday & Saturday 6th & 7th October 2017
Please contact us to request a place
on a course.
“Totally marvelous - I learnt a lot! All that was needed was covered in the course content."
“"Very informative, practical, encouraging and friendly. Thank you."
Mary Claire, Ireland.