Best of Lime has been delighted to be involved in an innovative project to construct the largest straw bale urban self-build in Europe. Holy Trinity Church Hall in Tulse Hill, London, has been designed by Straw Works, a leading Natural Building Architecture practice who work closely with the School of Natural Building to deliver training courses and supervision on site, and mentoring to the client.
It will be one of the few church buildings in the world to be made out of straw bales. The church hall will stand as a testament to sustainable and environmentally conscious building while providing the local community with an invaluable new space in which to hold functions, clubs, and other enterprises. The whole exterior has been rendered by local volunteers using our Limecote and is really looking spectacular. To find out more about the Tulse Hill straw bale build, read our full case study.
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