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BS 4046:1991 Specification for compressed straw building slabs

BS 4046:1991

Specification for compressed straw building slabs

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Standard number:BS 4046:1991
Pages:20
Released:1991-02-28
ISBN:0 580 19168 0
Status:Standard
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BS 4046:1991


This standard BS 4046:1991 Specification for compressed straw building slabs is classified in these ICS categories:
  • 91.100.99 Other construction materials

This British Standard specifies requirements for compressed straw building slabs when used internally in buildings. The classification of slab types, their performance characteristics and physical properties, test methods and marking requirements are specified.

Appendix A gives methods of sampling, conditioning and preparation of test specimens and test pieces and methods of tests.

Appendix B gives guidance on the use of compressed straw building slabs. This includes particular reference to the need for proper sealing of the cut edges to provide continuity of the surface covering and protection from moisture, mould growth and insect pests.

NOTE The titles of the publications referred to in this standard are listed on the inside back cover.


Classification of slab types for internal use in buildings, test methods, acceptance levels, marking requirements and methods of sampling and conditioning. Includes guidance on use.