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Local authority built straw homes
Article Type: Newsbriefs From: Structural Survey, Volume 28, Issue 2
Keywords: Homes, Straw, Sustainability
North Kesteven District Council is the driving force behind the construction of the first straw-bale council houses in the country. It is overseeing the project in order to directly tackle the problem of providing affordable homes in the District, as well as improving the sustainability of the community. Two houses are being built in Waddington, with another two planned for Martin. These three bedroom family homes will look like conventional brick built properties, and be the first “typical affordable council houses” to be built by a local authority using straw-bale construction. The houses have been designed by Amazonails from Todmorden, West Yorkshire.