Rammed Earth Info
Earthscape Walls provide stunning Stabilized Rammed Earth feature and landscape walls for residential and commercial housing. They are energy efficient, ahead of the game in sustainability and will stand the test of time.
Using locally sourced materials, we manufacture in-situ Stabilized Rammed Earth walls. These walls have a low carbon footprint compared to other construction types for a finished product.
Through a process of using our custom built form work we; form up the wall, mix a specific blend of materials, add mixtures, concrete/ geo-polymers and water, then tamp the aggregate mixture. From this, Rammed Earth walls are created. Start to finish is with one trade and in a timely fashion.
Rammed Earth walls are highly customizable, can be made with door openings, windows, large overfills with a brick lintel, in curved structures, corner pieces and even fire places.
In Australia we are able to accommodate for all four layers considered in building science within Rammed Earth walls. Water control, Air control, Vapor control and Thermal control can all be well and truly accounted for when working with Rammed Earth a correctly designed solar-efficient house.
Rammed Earth walls have a high thermal mass, meaning the walls become incredible temperature regulators. Soaking up warmth during the day and releasing it over a 12 hour period through the night in winter or keeping the heat out and allowing the building to be cool in summer. These walls are also incredible noise barriers.
Through proper installation of Eaves and walls being exposed to sunlight, A highly energy efficient space can be created. With the option of installing further insulation within the walls, the thermal regulatory properties of Rammed Earth walls are boundless.
Working with Architects, Engineers, Builders, Plumbers and Electricians, Rammed Earth walls can incorporate any and all needs.
Through the recent hard times Australia has had to endure, the need for greater fire ratings and buildings to be made hardy is a must!
Rammed Earth walls are non-combustible and have a fire rating of 4 hours.
With the materials and processes used in Rammed Earth, Building Codes in Australia also deem it to be 'Termite Resistant'.
When constructed by Earthscape Walls, Rammed Earth walls are considered structural when built in 300mm thickness or above. Non-structural Internal walls can be a minimum of 200mm thick.