Straw Bale Myths

#1- Straw Bale structures are prone to fire

Fact: straw bale structures are more fire resistant to than standard frame construction

We need 3 things for fireĀ  1-fuel 2-oxygen 3-ignition

Eliminate any one of these and you don’t have fire!

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Straw_Bale_Construction/Characteristics/Resistance_to_fire

#2-Straw Bale structures are more prone to mold and rot!

Fact: Any structure is prone to moisture if not designed properly,brick and concrete will erode and wood is also cellulose and will rot, this challenge will taken care of in the design process!

#3-Straw Bale structures attract rodents!

Fact:Rodents exist they live in every building,they even live in fiberglass,with surface bonded stucco we eliminate all entrance into the walls!

 

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