Designing Your Straw Bale Building: Todmorden

Todmorden College on Friday 24 January 2020

The essential preparation for strawbale design whether you’re a self-builder, an architect, a designer or someone interested in natural building. This popular workshop will save you precious time & money when designing your strawbale building.

On this course you will:

  • Be introduced to a brief history of Straw Bale Building
  • Understand how to identify good building bales
  • Learn how to design with the bale in mind
  • Hear about strawbale panels for prefabricated and modular buildings
  • Learn how to customise and ‘dress’ bales on site
  • Understand where to locate posts for framework buildings

“If you want to build a straw house in the UK, go to Barbara Jones.” (Touker Suleyman from BBC Dragons’ Den)


All courses begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm. Please bring your own lunch or use the pub facilities below the conference room. Tea & coffee provided. A pen and notebook will be useful.

The Venue is: Todmorden College, 44 Burnley Road, Todmorden, West Yorkshire OL14 7BX.

Cost: £75.00 (Early Bird offer of £100 for two people, if you book 3 weeks before the course date).

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