Barbara Jones is the most experienced straw bale builder in the UK. She has adapted North American techniques for use in their wetter climate, particularly by using coppiced wood and traditional lime and clay plasters. Her book, Building with Straw Bales, gives details of all the main construction methods, and includes: bale specifications, walls and foundations, doors and windows, plastering, construction drawings, building regulations, and planning permission. This book also gives answers to some frequently asked questions about straw bale building.
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