Straw Works, now Wellspring Architecture, is proud to be affiliated with some excellent organisations.

Architects Declare
Straw Works are a signatory of ‘Architects Declare,’ a movement of Architects declaring climate emergency. It aims to raise awareness around environmental issues in the Architectural industry, bring Architects together to pool resources and develop best practice to counteract climate change and mass extinction.

See the Architects Declare website here for more information.


The Low Impact Network
This organisation collaborates with specialists in technical, philosophical and financial topics, and make the results accessible to the general public. They aim to help as many people as possible to live more sustainably and to reduce their reliance on the corporate sector.  Find out more by visiting

sbuk-logo-small (6)SBUK – Straw Bale Building UK
SBUK’s aim is to promote straw bale building and best practice within the sector

SBUK is an association of Practitioners, Designers, Academics, Enthusiasts and Trainers who have banded together to provide a resource hub to aid you on your straw-bale building journey, more information can be found by visiting

ASBP – Alliance of Sustainable Building Products
ASBP champion products that are better for us and the environment as well as those companies and organisations prepared to push the boundaries. They work from a position of independence from government and from short term commercial interests.

  • They organise events to stimulate debates and champion best practice
  • Carry out research to bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Develop and scrutinise sustainability standards
  • Provide evidence to inform better policies

Here are two informative briefing papers produced by ASBP:

Improving indoor air quality – the benefits of natural fibre insulation

Formaldehyde – it’s effects on human health

They have also recently formed the Natural Insulation Group, of which we are members. Its aim is to better communicate the benefits of natural insulation products and systems.

Find out more by visiting

CANW- Coppice Association North West
CANW is all about:

  • Promoting coppicing in our woodlands
  • Conserving woodlands and encouraging appropriate management
  • Providing mutual support, information, advice and training
  • Giving a voice to all involved in coppice woodland management

Find out more by visiting

BLF – Building Limes Forum
The Building Limes Forum exists to encourage expertise and understanding in the appropriate use of building limes and education in the standards of production, preparation, application and after-care. The Building Limes Forum facilitates the exchange of experience, information and opinion amongst its members. Members form a community of lime enthusiasts and practitioners, many of whom are producers, suppliers, specifiers or users of lime.

Find out more by visiting

Straw Works are pleased to have received the Ecological Excellence Award from Build Review