What is rammed earth ?
A technique of stabilsing earth into beautiful and strong wall structures.
The mix is created by combining various gravels and sands,
with cement and water.
Once mixed, the earth is compacted pneumatically,
in layers within temporary formwork.
The formwork is then stripped to reveal a unique, off-form,
beautifully layered wall.
There are many applications for choosing rammed earth walls.
The walls provide not only, a beautiful aesthetic within any home or landscape,
but they are also structurally engineered and load bearing.
We add a specific rammed earth plasticiser, which increases the walls water repellency, making it a durable material, even externally.
Rammed earth is an excellent thermal mass, and is low in embodied energy.
The technique utilises local materials and minimal processing.
The material is well suited for use in passive design,
and can be insulated to achieve high star ratings.
If you have any questions regarding the material,
or the processes involved,
please feel free to contact us, and we would be happy to assist.