Technical

The table below sets out the performance capabilities Compressed Straw Board in comparison to other typical construction materials.
Higher values are better.

 

Concrete Block

Clay Bricks

Gypsum Board

EPS

Plywood chipboard

Wood Wool Slab

Timber Boards

Fibre Board

Mineral wool

Stramit CBS

Fire

9

10

7

0

2

8

2

2

8

9

Sound 

9

9

4

2

3

5

6

5

7

7

Insulation

1

2

4

9

5

5

7

7

9

8

Moisture Resistance

5

4

6

7

5

7

7

5

7

4

Damage Resistance 

8

7

3

7

8

6

7

5

8

8

Relative Weight

4

5

8

10

7

5

7

7

5

7

Relative Volume

4

7

8

4

7

7

7

7

5

7

Installed Cost per m2

9

7

8

7

4

7

4

8

7

9

Strength to weight ratio

4

7

4

4

8

7

8

7

2

8

Coefficient of expansion

7

8

8

7

5

7

7

8

8

9

Suitable for local production

7

6

4

3

3

4

5

3

2

9

Price Stability

4

5

7

4

4

7

7

6

5

9

Manufacturing Plant Costs

5

3

3

4

4

4

8

2

2

8

Embodied Energy

3

3

5

5

7

5

8

7

5

9

Embodied Carbon

2

3

5

6

9

8

9

8

6

8

Sequestered Carbon

4

0

2

0

10

8

9

7

0

9

Recyclability

5

7

2

0

8

5

8

5

2

9

Speed of Installation

5

3

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

Total

95

96

95

87

107

113

124

107

96

145