The Future of house construction in Pakistan now
is Straw Bale construction
Convert to Straw Bale
The owner of this website is the pioneer of the strawbale construction techniques in Pakistan, launched in 2003 as the brochure above is of same period.
LIVE IN THE SUPER EFFICIENT, BEAUTIFUL, “STRAW BALE HOUSE”!
NEW TO STRAW BALE?
Then welcome! A little about it… Straw bale construction is three times more efficient than a conventionally framed wall, three times more fire resistant, and uses a ‘waste’ material that is typically burned in the fields, creating an environmentally friendly solution. It is a construction technology which has been tried and true (there are homes built out of straw bales well over 100 years old) and which is building code compliant in nearly all areas. Straw bale construction is easy to learn (think stacking giant lego blocks), cost effective, and environmentally pretty much as friendly as it gets. Electrical wiring runs through the straw bale walls safely and plumbing is designed to stay out of the bales by building isolations within the walls to ensure that should there be a water leak in the plumbing it doesn’t ruin the inner bales.
WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
Beautiful!!! Upon first seeing a straw bale home people typically fall in love with the thickness of the walls, the deep window seats, the warmth and coziness that the walls exude, and the calm they feel in the space. There is a softness to the walls that we are not used to in our construction methodes because we have typically grown up in homes comprised of sharp angles. Very often, once someone comes and spends a little time in a straw bale home, they are ‘hooked’ on the idea of straw bale and have a hard time going back to their conventionally solid brick homes.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO BUILD?
The major chunk of our construction comes on cement, sand, iron bars, bricks and costly plasters. These are not used in staw bale construction techniques. if you include conventional bathroom fittings, Marble flooring, and costly interior decor, Cost further inflates. The Owner of this website being a skilled artist will provide you custom made furniture, bathroom fittings, and landscaping which will reduce the cost considerably beside being highly aesthetics. Roughly 1 kanal of house will save you more then 50%$ of the cost estimated for concentrate homes e.g 1 corore of house may cost about 25 lacks. Some of the brilinent properties of strawbale construction can be seen on yourhome.gov.au