A High Performance Natural Building Material
Light Straw Clay is a mixture of straw and clay; formed into a semi-structural non- load bearing, wall infill system.
To make Light Straw Clay, straw is mixed with clay rich “slip” (clay/mineral combination that has been dispersed in water) in an appropriate ratio. The material is then loaded into a formed light frame wall. As the material is loaded higher the forms are moved upward until the wall cavity has been completely filled with Light Straw Clay and then the forms are removed.
The light framing is left in place and supports the structural loads of the building. The Light Straw Clay material is then allowed to dry and covered with a protective coating of earth, lime or gypsum plaster.