Ecococon straw panel technology is unique, unmatched in the world. It is a double-frame load-bearing construction and at the same time the main insulation of the building. A minimal amount of wood is used to achieve a construction that is cost effective and without thermal bridges. The clay plaster can be applied directly on the inner straw surface.
Only straw with a maximum of 15% humidity is used in the production of the straw panels. Compression of 100-120 kg/m3 is maintained while pressing the straw panels, achieving a homogenous multidirectional straw structure, resulting in better thermal resistance of the straw panel. The surplus of straw is cut off very accurately using special mechanisms. This is done so smoothly that about half the amount of plaster is needed for this type of panels compared with other straw buildings. Ecococon panels can be plastered with local clays or with our own natural Ecococon clay plasters.
A particular advantage of the panels is the speed of installation on the construction site. Depending on the level of preparation, approximately 100 m2 of wall area can be installed by four people within 1-2 days. Due to their special design, the panels can be connected without the use of special machines or tools, only using a winch. The panels weigh between20 and 200 kg and are light enough to be moved by hand or with small hoists, without powerful cranes and heavy duty equipment. When connecting the Ecococon panels their straw surfaces are pushed flush together, making it possible to achieve a structure without thermal bridges.
Ecococon panels can be used for building single or multiplestory homes. Ecococon panels make the load-bearing structure of the building. The panels meet all requirements for resistance, compression, fire and durability. Standard panels of 3×1.2×0.4 m are always in stock. Custom panels (lintels, window sills, pillars, corner panels, triangular panels) are produced individually upon receipt of your structure/house project. Panels are fabricated and supplied after developing a 3D panel project of the structure/house.