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Straw Bale Construction Resources

Straw Bale Construction Related Documents

Our Documents page is an excellent source for straw bale construction related documents, studies, and reports.

Corporate Members of the OSBBC

The corporate members of the Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition include manufacturers, distributers, and retailers of the products used in the construction of straw bale homes and buildings. Please visit our Corporate Members Page for more information about our professional members.

Professional Members of the OSBBC

The professional members of the Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition include straw bale builders, straw bale construction consultants, straw bale construction educators, arhitects and engineers working with straw bales and renewable energy companies. The Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition cannot endorse the services, goods, information, or other products offerred by the individuals and businesses listed on our website. Professional members pay for the privilege of listing on our site. The OSBBC does not act as a regulatory body, but rather, as a resource centre for straw bale building in Ontario. Home owners are strongly encouraged to carefully research all tradespeople before hiring. Ask for references, arrange to visit other jobs your professional has worked on. Please visit our Professional Members Page for more information about our professional members.

OBOA Member Specific Services

The Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition offers a full suite of services to members of the Ontario Building Officials Association. Please visit our OBOA Members Page for more information about our OBOA Member Specific Services.

Straw Bale Construction Workshops

The Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition offers a variety of educational opportunities for those interested in straw bale construction as well as for building officials and government officials interested in the approval and inspection of straw bale buildings. Please visit our Events Page for more information.

Integrating RE into New Home Construction

J.P. Pawliw of Generation Solar provided this handy chart to show how to integrate planning and installing renewables for your new home.

Tenax Orders

Sandy Magwood is getting ready to put in her annual order for Tenax Mesh (which is used in the place of welded wire fencing or, God forbid, chicken wire.) If you are planning to build this year and want to use Tenax, she's ordering Tenax Cintoflex Type D which you
can find here: Tenax Type D
Her phone number is 613-849-1976.

Bales for Sale

Listed below are resources for sourcing bales. Listings are free for Pro-members.

Please note:

  • We have not inspected these bales
  • We cannot vouch for their quality, or for the people selling them
  • You should inspect these bales yourself
  • If you don't know what to look for in a good straw bale, take someone who does
  • Be aware that transporting the bales is usually extra, and can cost as much as the bales themselves

Listings:

500 bales of hemp, presently stored in Kanata, asking $4 per bale. Contact Tracy or Santiago at (613) 836-3383 evenings or leave a message, or email at tfieldfolch@sympatico.ca

 

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