Buying Land and the Section 32

Buying Land and the Section 32

Buying Land and the Section 32 When buying land, the biggest hurdle initially is to find a block that meets all your requirements. Once you have settled on a location that meets your needs the estate agent has to supply you with a document known as a section 32. This...

The Second Coat of Render

The second coat of render is arguably the most important, as it is this coat that establishes the shape of the finished wall. Not only is it the most important regarding shape, it also represents the hardest days’ work in all rendering. There is a lot more render...

Straw Bale Installation

For correct straw bale installation, lay straw bale walls in “running bond”. This staggers the vertical joins in the straw bale wall, in the same way as in brick walls. I would recommend laying bales on their flat and not on edge. One edge of the bales has folded...

Being an Owner Builder

Building your own house is never an easy venture. That said, becoming an owner builder and building your own straw bale home brings with it a sense of accomplishment to which nothing can compare. There is something in each of us that drives us to own a home- to...