Designing Your Strawbale Building: Glasgow

Glasgow School of Art: Saturday 2 March

We are delighted to provide this course in partnership with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit of Glasgow School of Art.

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 has been extended for 2019 and 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

This course will be taught by Barbara Jones. “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 The Glasgow School of Art, Blythswood House, Open Studio, 200 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4DQ

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

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