|Straw Bale Construction|
At first glance, straw bales can appear rather out of place on a construction site. Once the given structure is complete, however, their purpose is quickly understood. Secure and unique, straw bale buildings and walls stand as beautiful testaments to the potential of green design.
We designed and built a professional office with clean straw bales as infill between modified post and beam construction in Albuquerque in 1996. The soundproof and insulating qualities of the eighteen-inch-thick straw bales, as well as the aesthetics of the smooth plaster at the deep window wells and door openings, addressed our client's goals of privacy and comfort alongside a busy street.
Sims General Building, Inc. can construct straw bale homes and light commercial buildings in the major Albuquerque area.
We also advocate straw bale construction of freestanding exterior walls. Here in the southwest, landscaping is often enhanced by hardscaping, which includes high walls. Straw bale walls perform excellently in this regard, as they go up quickly and perform well over time. Their unique character is well-suited to the southwest garden.Benefits
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