An exciting opportunity to develop a natural building design company

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Posted Dec 13 2018 by Barbara Jones of Straw Works
Council housing designed and built by Straw Works in North Kesteven

Leading straw-bale builder Barbara Jones shares news of an exciting opportunity to develop a growing design company in the natural building world. The author of Building with Straw Bales and star of our straw-bale building online course tells us more from here.

About Straw Works

Straw Works is a specialist design company at the forefront of straw-bale and natural building design, with 20 years experience behind us. The company is currently led by Barbara Jones. We have established a strong reputation with artisan building and are looking for new directorship to continue to develop the business within existing and potential new avenues including pre-fabrication, off-the-peg designs, social housing and tiny homes, to make natural, healthy buildings more widely accessible.

An exciting opportunity to develop a growing natural building design company is on offer with Straw Works

Our connections

Straw Works currently has strong connections with the School of Natural Building, EcoCocon straw panels, the ASBP (Alliance for Sustainable Building Products) and the AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Builders), and is interested in forming further collaborations and partnerships.


Who we’re looking for

We are looking for an Architect or Architectural Technologist, with at least 5 years of experience. This person should preferably have a background in natural building, and certainly have a principled approach to sustainable building design. You will need to be able to work with the established team, have good people skills, an understanding of business strategy and financial projections, and be able to bring new ideas and energy to the business. You will also need management skills and a thorough knowledge of the industry, policies and procedures of best working practice, as well as a forward looking approach to changes in building regulations.

How to get in touch

If this sounds like you, please send an expression of interest and CV to Barbara Jones at [email protected] ahead of the deadline of 31st December 2018. You can also reach Barbara via telephone on 07720716589.