Wrapping Detail Strawbale foundation II
Straw bale insulated wall as retrofitting on brick wall as new additional foundation. Space between existing foundation and new one is filled with keramzit, which is 650 mm under existing floor. On brick foundation is wooden baseplate (2x 50 x 100 mm) with predrilled hazel sticks for first layer of bales.
Strawbales are striped to the existed wall by plastic stripes, which are attached to metal hooks in wall.
Advantages: low cost solution of foundation
Disadvantages: not very good thermal insulation
Attention Points: elevate strawbale at least 30cm from the bottom. Make sure that bales are good connected to wall.