High Ongar Straw Bale Houses

An award-winning way of constructing affordable housing.

DCH built four detached houses for longstanding client Hastoe Housing Association in High Ongar. The external walls are built from straw bales making it an individual and innovative build.

Air source heat pumps have been installed for heating and ventilation is carried out by mechanical ventilation heat recovery units. Each porch has a 'green roof' made up of sedum planting which provides an aesthetically pleasing architectural feature.

This project highlights the outstanding results obtained by the creative and collaborative relationship between DCH and its clients.

For more information, watch the short video displayed below.