Location: Crewe, Cheshire
Our Involvement: Concept design, Planning, Building regulation and Construction drawings
Floor area: 370 m2
Construction Method: Loadbearing strawbale
Straw Works had the pleasure of working with Gavin Idiens and Sue Venables, designing their new house, farm shop and store at their pick-your-own fruit farm near Crewe, Cheshire. We took this through Planning approval and the Building regulation process, and provided them with construction drawings. They went on to build it themselves together with Sue’s son Sam, with ongoing support from Straw Works and the School of Natural Building.
Here’s a video about them and their project: