Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

June 8, 2007

Under floor insulation

Filed under: floor — aroundthebend @ 8:56 pm

After the fill is done, it’s time to put in the underfloor insulation.  We use the Nudura foam tongue and groove insulation, 2.5 inches thick.  The flat parts are easy, although sometimes we have to rake and level a little more, so that the poured concrete slab ends up being an even 4″ thick.  Our design also includes an interior straw bale wall, and the slab under there has to be 9″ thick.  Harry shows a natural expertise in fitting together the jigsaw pieces of foam to form the thickened areas!  Any gaps between the pieces of insulation are filled with spray foam and taped. All this insulation will reduce the amount of energy required to heat the house.


  1. Way to go guys…looks like alot of fun! Keep us posted!

    Comment by sarah — June 9, 2007 @ 1:35 pm | Reply

  2. This is so exciting! We are kind of living vicariously through you-dreaming of building our own place!Keep up the good work!Hope the weather cooperates!

    Comment by Betty — June 9, 2007 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

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