Designing Your Strawbale Building: Glasgow

Glasgow School of Art: Saturday 2 March 2019

We are delighted to provide this course in partnership with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit of Glasgow School of Art.

The essential preparation for strawbale design whether you’re a self-builder, an architect, a designer or someone interested in natural building. This popular workshop has been extended for 2019 and will save you precious time & money when designing your strawbale building.

On this course you will:

  • Be introduced to a brief history of Straw Bale Building
  • Understand how to identify good building bales
  • Learn how to design with the bale in mind
  • Hear about strawbale panels for prefabricated and modular buildings
  • Learn how to customise and ‘dress’ bales on site
  • Understand where to locate posts for framework buildings

QUESTION TIME: Once booked on the course, you can send your questions to Barbara Jones and she will answer them during the workshop. “If you want to build a straw house in the UK, go to Barbara Jones.” (Touker Suleyman from BBC Dragons’ Den)

All courses begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm. Please bring your own lunch or use the pub facilities below the conference room. Tea & coffee provided. A pen and notebook will be useful.

The venue is Glasgow School of Art, Blythswood House, Open Studio, 200 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4DQ.

Cost: £75.00 (Early Bird offer of £100 for two people, if you book 3 weeks before the course date).

To book your place, please email allan@schoolofnaturalbuilding.co.uk or pay direct, using PayPal:


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