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‘Straw Cottage’ presentation in East Yorkshire on 17th November

November 17, 2011 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Yorkshire AECB Local Group event on 17th November 2011 – 6:30 for 7:00pm start

‘Straw Cottage’ – Presentation by AECB member Carol Atkinson of Sam Atkinson LLP – straw bale builder, trainer and consultant whose projects include garden offices, holiday homes and “caravans”, family homes, offices and community buildings. http://www.homegrownhome.co.uk/

Venue:  Straw Bale Cottage, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 7LA

RSVP to debbie@aecb.net

Straw Bale Cottage nestles behind a majestic oak tree in the old orchard at Village Farm. The old apples and pears have long since gone but hopefully the newly planted trees will soon be providing visitors with a tasty treat!  Completed in late summer 2009, the Straw Bale Cottage has minimal heating requirements very low embodied energy.  It has an environmentally friendly yet contemporary feel, using a combination of natural paints, vintage and organic fabrics, restored and handmade solid wood furniture – see http://www.ecoteriors.co.uk/

The Straw Bale Cabin, completed in 2007, was the first of these two ‘holiday cottages’ to be built and was designed as an excellent example of a straw bale building that could showcase the beauty, practicallity and environmental advantages of straw bale building. 85% of construction materials were classified “very low” embodied energy and no waste during construction was achieved – loose straw recycled on farm, timber off cuts used for winter heating, cardboard and wiring recycled, spare floor/ceiling insulation, pipework, wood fibre boards etc carefully stored for next project.  Results of monitoring and performance claims show air tightness; Q50 = 1.56 m3/h/m2, temperature and relative humidity data logging confirms comfortable, stable internal environment



November 17, 2011
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Straw Bale Cottage
Goole, East Yorkshire DN14 7LA United Kingdom + Google Map