The Huff n Puff HYBRID Method

WE USE OUR HUFF ‘N’ PUFF HYBRID METHOD FOR ALL OUR WORKSHOPS.

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 2017.   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 Calingiri in Western Australia went very well and here are some photos of what we did in the 5 days:

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Calingiri Day 3

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Calingiri Day 5

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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.

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Carngham in Victoria and here is the plan:

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Day 1 at Carngham Preparation for Workshop

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End of Carngham Workshop Total 8 days from slab to ready for roofing.

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One in Queensland at Canungra 3 Pavilions in 5 Days!

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Oxley in Victoria Amazing Result!

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SITUPS PROGRESS IN VICTORIA

Things are moving well with the SITUPS in Victoria that begun before Christmas.  The owner and his builder are doing a wonderful job.  The windows fitted well and it is looking pretty special.  Next will be the rendering.

Congratulations John and Stuart.

Some photos of the progress:

LATEST SITUPS HOME GOES UP IN VICTORIA:

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DAY 1 Slab ready to build on. 

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Start of Day 2 ALL SITUPS in place next job window and door lintels.

Back home in Ganmain after three weeks on the road, well four.  Here is one of the beautiful SITUPS Straw Panel homes that we supplied and helped to put up the walls while away on this trip. Our clients John and Kym are into the future of the built environment and see straw as one great ways to help build a sustainable Passiv Haus (super insulation, air tight, well ventilated living) home.  Early days but a great start into main stream building.  This property is in Redesdale, Victoria fronting Lake Eppalock near Bendigo.  There was a great team including the clients and their Passiv Haus Certified builder Stuart Lee from Craftsmen Quality Builders who helped put all of this together in under two days. 
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HOT HOT HOT

We still do not have an air conditioner just two ceiling fans and good management.    We  close up at 6.30 am and open up when the temp starts going down outside after sunset.

We have had 4 very hot weeks culminating today in 45C + and yesterday was just as hot.

Nights are a challenge but our straw bale marriage room is performing well.

The living room pavilion is performing exceptionally well and here is an example:

Ignore the time I took this at 7 pm under the eaves outside.  It was much hotter in the sun.

Yesterday 46C, Today expected 45C, this week we had every day above 35C and Thursday was 40C.

So you have to cool the building down at night.

NO AIR CON JUST STRAW BALES!

HAPPY NEW YEAR HAVE A WONDERFUL 2017

We have returned to Ganmain from the Christmas holiday break with family.

Now 2017 promises to be a water shed year for Huff n Puff.  Our work since we started building in straw bale in 1997 is showing fruit after 20 years now.  We have conducted 160 straw bale workshops around Australia  and New Zealand.

We have developed the SITUPS now and this side of our business is growing faster than we expected.  There are now 10 SITUPS buildings  either completed or under way around Australia.  It is this side of the business that we will concentrate on from now on.

This means less workshops in 2017 as we are but two right now!

We look forward to helping all of you who email or better still call us for advice.  0412 11 61 57

We promise to work hard and help straw bale building reach new heights in 2017. 

# 9 SITUPS Building

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This is our 9th SITUPS building, a home for a delightful couple Anne and Sean near Daylesford in Central Victoria.

The second SITUPS home we supplied last week went to Central Victoria near Daylesford. We went there after the Bendigo SITUPS home and again helped with the erection process of these tilt-up super insulated panels.

I will post more on this project soon. Here are some photos of the process this time on piers bearers and joists. The second part will be on a concrete slab. It is a beautiful design which complements the existing stone house and Bed and Breakfast. “Stone and Straw”

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SITUPS Victoria Bendigo

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Back home in Ganmain after three weeks on the road, well four. Here is one of the beautiful SITUPS Straw Panel homes that we supplied and helped to put up the walls.

This is in Victoria around the Bendigo area. I will post two sets of pics here for now. There was a great team including the clients who put all of this together in under two days.

Our clients are into the future of the built environment and see straw as one great way to help the environment become sustainable. Early days but a great start in main stream building.

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SITUPS Bolivia NSW Day 2

I will let the photos do the talking amazing result after only two days.  Remember we started with a slab yesterday morning and  with a great crew including Lyndon, Graham, Nathan, Mark, Susan Irene and Jessie, we now have it close to ready for roofing.  One more day and it will be ready to roof and even start rendering.

AMAZING SITUPS!

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Good night!