Straw / Discussions

Are straw sips panels available in bc or Canada?

...straw sips? Finding straw bale SIPs in Canada is tricky at the moment, the only commercial manufacturer we knew of (yes, past tense) has since gone out of busin...

Posted by Jocelan Maxwell Nov. 14, 2021, 7:32 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Can I use straw bale sips on the exterior of a shipping container home?

...Straw bale SIPs on the outside of a shipping container home, but I’m not sure it is your best use of your money or resources. The thing is – SIPS stands for Str...

Posted by Chelsea Teresak Nov. 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Are straw bale SIPS being made and sold in Canada? Are they accepted?

...Straw bale SIPs, and there was one Ontario company producing Straw bale SIPs has since stopped. We aren’t sure if anyone else has started producing them unfortu...

Posted by Martin Stone May 29, 2021, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...strawbale homes were the prefabricated straw bale walls , also known as straw bale SIPS. There was a Canadian supplier we knew of that has gone belly up we have...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can we make a well insulated timber frame home?

...Straw bales, and if it comes to it you can even stick frame between the posts in order to facilitate the insulation and wiring. What had you come up with to dat...

Posted by Jeremy Sewall Feb. 18, 2021, 1:47 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

I want a 2 bedroom prefab house on land in Towson. How much?

...straw bales, and I still contend that panelized and pre-fabs have a poor reputation for a very well deserved reason, but if you're already sold on that concept,...

Posted by Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe March 12, 2021, 6:02 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses