A date for your diary

London: Wednesday 6th March: 12.30 – 14.00 I’ll be speaking at Ecobuild on strawbale building in the seminar programme ‘Self -Build and Renovation: Construction Materials and Methods’. Click here for the programme details.

Musing on airtightness

Sitting here in the warmth looking out at a cold winter day with no sun, I’m thinking about airtightness and how important it is in buildings. Much of the lack of airtightness in buildings is caused by poor quality work, poor quality design and poor choice of materials. The cavity wall system is almost bound to fail simply because it’s …


This is where I’ll be writing about strawbaling and other things in 2013.