A Recipe for a Sustainable Structure:
ModCell® Panels can be used either as
a) load-bearing panels, up-to three modules (9m) high, or
b) free-standing, as non load-bearing cladding panels, where a structural frame is to be used.
The structural timber frame is ‘infilled’ with locally sourced straw bales, which are stacked to form a wall, pre-compressed to reduce settlement and then held together for stability. The wall is then either plastered using a protective render or closed with breather and then clad with a range of products, including timber cladding.
The bales act compositely with the render to provide a stiff panel that resists wind loads.
This provides a sustainable form of construction with minimal use of materials and low embodied energy.
ModCell® Panels are manufactured in variety of modules, to find out more go to the technical section.
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