Large openings in straw bale walls
Large openings in straw bale walls has in the past restricted choices for owner builders. In this session we will introduce the use of what we refer to as a HWB (High Wind Brace) system of posts and beams that not only provides support of bales over an opening, but can also provide bracing to the straw bale wall in both directions. This will include :
- Purpose of this system
- Manufacture of steel components
- Assembly of the structure including the connection to both timber and concrete floors
- The connection of adjoining straw bales to the posts.