Compressed Straw Building Panels with Derek Layfield, Durra Panel [Part 2 of 2 Episodes]

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Hello! This is Episode 251, and in it, I’m continuing my conversation with Derek Layfield, Managing Director of Durra Panel.

[For all resources mentioned in this podcast and a free, downloadable PDF transcript, head to]

If you haven’t listened to part 1 of our conversation, you’ll find that in Episode 250. Head to to listen now, or download the PDF transcript, and come back here when you’re all caught up!

As a reminder, Durra Panel is a densely compressed straw building panel used in a huge range of projects globally. 

Made in Australia, it’s an incredibly sustainable, durable, highly fire resistant building material that's also fully recyclable and biodegradable.

In Part 2 of my conversation with Derek, we learn more about how to work with Durra Panel. 

We talk more about the other finishes that Durra Panel is available in so it’s super functional in lots of applications, and also how to work with it, and how it compares to other products you might be familiar with. 

If you’d like to grab a full transcript of this episode, plus information on the resources we discuss, you can do that by heading to

Now, let’s dive in!


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