26 Mar '13, 9pm
@Sharpeneer Strawbale fire test at BRE by Bee and Barbara from Amazonails. The website is messy but the info is there
Hi Baleheads in the SB fire tests Barbara and Bee were involved with in the UK, even though the render didn't seal to the metal frame of the test jig very well it still took over two hours to reach failure with lime rendered straw bales. I copy the results which Bee sent to me below. bale on Chug chug@... <a target="_blank" href="http://www.strawbale-building.co.uk/" ;>http://www.strawbale-building.co.uk/ </a> The results I've attached are for one of the tests, the one which used the small regular bales. I think this will be most useful for you. The other test used larger bales, and performed very similarly, though it failed a little later at 164 mins. The test was what is known as an 'indicative' test, as opposed to one fully in accordance with the standards - when it says in the report that 'the full requirements of the standards were not, however, complied with', al...