Polypropylene mesh, stitching needles, finishes suitable for breathable walls…

We carry a range of straw-bale specific specialty materials and products. These supplies are not commonly found in building supply stores. We stock or distribute them to provide you with viable and affordable options that may not otherwise have been as easily accessible to you alone.

As some of these products are ordered by us only once annually while others cannot be shipped during winter months, please consider calling far ahead of your projected need to ensure that we hold sufficient stock and to confirm pricing.

Looking for other great green building products? Check out our sister company Evolve Builders Group for products ranging from natural oil finishes, to radiant heat components, to fiberglass windows, to grey-water recycling devices.

Polypropylene Mesh

The only choice of professional bale builders in Ontario, this mesh is advantageous for its:

  • Ease of installation (simple to cut, light weight for carrying, large roll size for quick dispensing)
  • High tensile strength
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Special welds that offer more surface area for plaster adherence
  • Perfect for cement-lime and lime plasters and the do-it-yourselfer

Silicate Paints & Sealers

Unlike typical paints, which merely form a coating and can peel and wear over time, silicate paints actually absorb into and permanently become part of the mineral surface to which they were applied. Importantly for straw bale builders, silicate paints can be applied and reapplied perpetually without negatively affecting the wall’s ability to breathe.

  • Allows the coated surface to breathe while remaining water repellant
  • Excellent protection for exterior earthen plasters
  • Clear versions are ideal to prevent dusting of interior earthen plaster
  • Made of 97% mineral ingredients
  • Water resistant, washable, durable
  • Free of volatile organic compounds (VOC)
  • Odourless within hours
  • Mildew resistant & naturally fungicide free