Paleas Court, Shirehampton, Bristol.
In an ordinary street in Bristol something extraordinary has happened. The world’s first straw bale eco-homes to be sold on the open market were built and occupied.

The houses came complete with 2.2kw of PV (Photo Voltaic), Air Source heat Pumps, MVHR system (Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery), Rain Water Harvesting storage tanks, LED lighting through out.

The project was also a plaster-board free design. 40mm Compressed Straw Board, manufactured using Stramit Machine Technology, replaced the need for plasterboard. Used throughout for walls, partitions and ceilings, CSB offers a high performance acoustic, low carbon walling system.

The photo, top left, is a truth window, revealing the straw bale insulation at the core of the wall and CSB framing the opening.