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Straw Bale Details

A Manual for Designers and Builders

by Chris Magwood & Chris Walker

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Straw Bale Details is the perfect companion for those who are serious about building with straw. It focuses entirely on the specific design theories and practices that result in well-built, long-lasting bale structures, and extends the range of books like Straw Bale Building through large, easy-to-read architectural drawings rendered for a wide variety of building options, including load-bearing and post-and-beam designs. A range of foundation, wall, door and window, and roof-plate scenarios are presented, along with explanatory notes and possible modifications. Also included is testing data from the most recent rounds of bale wall exploration, and interpretations of the data are given to help base designer and builder decisions on sound science.Chapters include: Foundations & Floors; Curb Rails; Walls; Openings; Top Plates; Pre-Stressing; Roofs; Wall Mounting, Electrical & Plumbing Systems; as well as sections on Key Scientific Test Results; Building Code Provisions; Bale Basics; Plasters & Finishes; and a Bibliography.

About the Authors
Chris Magwood
Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario which became a fifteen-year research project into the implementation of sustainable building materials and technologies. He is a director of the Endeavour Centre in Peterborough, Ontario where he teaches hands-on workshops and is a lead instructor for the Sustainable New Construction certificate program. Chris is co-editor of the Sustainable Building Series and author of several previous books on sustainable building, including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building and Straw Bale Details. He is a regular contributor to Mother Earth News, Home Power and The Last Straw Journal.
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Chris Walker
Chris Walker is a Toronto architect specializing in sustainable design.
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Contributor Notes

Author Chris Magwood is a respected bale builder, and is coauthor of Straw Bale Building: How to Plan, Design & Build with Straw (New Society Publishers, 2000), and editor of The Last Straw Journal. Check out his website at www.chrismagwood.ca. Chris Walker is a Toronto architect specializing in sustainable design.

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