We believe that if you are going to be convincing in anything that you do then you should be convinced yourself. That is why we live in our own straw bale house. It is now 15 years since we brought straw bale building to Australia and for the past 12 years we have had the amazing benefits of living in a straw bale home made up of 7 pavilions.
Our own home filmed by Better Homes and Gardens in Ganmain this is where we live and we love our straw bale home.
Thank you Better Homes and Gardens and especially Johanna Griggs, ENJOY!
We are experiencing an increased demand for our services and help with all things straw bale especially the SITUPS. The email inbox is getting very full. Email by all means and for best results from us and so that you know that you have not been forgotten please include your telephone contact details and we will call you back. We will do our best to reply to all the emails in a timely manner however you are also very welcome to call us. Our contact details are on the top right hand side of the front page. THANK YOU.
Susan is happy to take your call.
0412 11 61 57 or (02) 6927 6027
ANNOUNCING OUR NEXT WORKSHOPS
OCTOBER LABOUR DAY WEEKEND 2016
GANMAIN NEW SOUTH WALES
WORKSHOP # 160
COME JOIN US TO LEARN HOW TO BUILD WITH STRAW BALES.
SATURDAY 1st October to WEDNESDAY 5th October 2016
Come see the Marriage Room part of our straw bale home in Ganmain. There are 14 different straw bale buildings here that make up our business and home.
Accommodation at the Royal Hotel in Ganmain. Always a very popular workshop so book early and come join us the home workshops are always a lot of fun and many long term friendships have blossomed over these weekends.
Come and get down and dirty learning earthen render and how to make an earthen floor apart from learning how to build in straw.
SOME CUSTOM WORKSHOPS THAT WE HAVE CONDUCTED:
We receive several enquiries for custom workshops every month from all over Australia. We have started setting dates for 2015. So if you want Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions to conduct a custom workshop to assist you in your building, then now is the time to contact us. We have done so many of these workshops and below is an idea of what can be achieved over a 5 day custom workshop.
Our last workshop held at Beechworth went very well and here are some photos of what we did in the 5 days:
Beechworth Day 1
Beechworth Day 3
Beechworth Day 5
Aldinga South Australia
The Aldinga workshop was a huge success and one of the very best that we have conducted. Here are a few photos of the 5 day workshop in a great little eco village.
Carngham in Victoria and here is the plan:
Day 1 at Carngham Preparation for Workshop
End of Carngham Workshop Total 8 days from slab to ready for roofing.
One in Queensland at Canungra 3 Pavilions in 5 Days!
Canungra Day 1
Canungra Day 6
Oxley in Victoria Amazing Result!
Oxley Day 1
Oxley Day 5
Also Gympie in Queensland most enjoyable and successful.
Gympie Day 1
Gympie Day 5
Gympie Roof On the week following the workshop!
We have now completed 156 Straw Bale Workshop around Australia a great way to get your straw bale house started! Call us!
We have a new team in our factory Fanny and Jeremy from France. Fanny and Jeremy are travelling through Australia on a working holiday visa. They are working with us in the factory making SITUPS for one of our ever growing clients. They are a delightful couple and we will miss them when they leave to continue their journey.
We are well under way filling the next order for a SITUPS home in Victoria. Here is the last 500 mm wide x 2.7 metre high SITUP being processed. This is an exciting state of the art home to be built using the SITUPS and we look forward to installing the panels soon.
We have three orders to fill, two for NSW and one for Victoria. Plenty of enquiry as well following the article in the Owner Builder recently. Here is a concept of one of the three under production. Looking forward to getting out there delivering and erecting these SITUP buildings.
If you are interested in the SITUPS and have a plan, albeit at concept stage, give us a call.
We have done our job here at Calingiri. An excellent result all round and one of the best families that we have ever worked with on a straw bale building. To all of the Woods thank you so much for the hospitality good times and hard work. We are now in Perth on our way very early tomorrow for Ganmain via Sydney and Coolamon:
We have made excellent progress with the rendering and David and Jessie are working very hard on the pump. One coat all round inside and outside today. We also have a new supervisor in Big Max the Blue Healer Cattle dog pup.
We have great progress at Calingiri with Josie our site manager in charge:
With spasmodic Internet connection it has been hard to get stories up every day on this building in Calingiri WA. Here are the latest photos form a concrete slab 5 days ago to the start of the rendering on Day 5:
We are on a farm at Calingiri in Western Australia building a straw bale office and accommodation for our clients Suzanne and Steve. The Internet is almost non-existent where we are staying so I have limited access here to our web site. Here are some photos of the progress to date and after 3 days from a slab we are close to getting all the walls up ready for compression today:
Another very busy but most enjoyable day and we started rendering today as well as completing the compression and achieved a 5 mm difference all round. Also the square of the roof was within 5 mm. Very tired tonight but here are some photos:
Susan & John Glassford
Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions
22 Moore Street GANMAIN N.S.W. 2702 AUSTRALIA
OFFICE 02 69276027
MOBILE 0412 11 61 57
We hold a contractors licence* issued by the NSW Department of Fair Trading 80594C John Glassford is the Founder of AUSBALE and it’s Charter President.
*The licence is issued for the construction of straw bale walls, the only one issued in Australia so far.