Ramco Rammed Earth Construction
Ramco Rammed Earth Construction specialises in rammed earth wall design and construction. Owner, Leon Harrington lends the business over 20 years of experience in the rammed earth building industry. His skills and craftsmanship are second to none, and he prides himself on re-creating the unique vision of every client.
Rammed earth construction is a popular choice for owner / builders and members of the construction industry. With fewer trades required in the building process, it is a fast, affordable and stylish building alternative.
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Advantages of Rammed Earth
Cool in Summer & Warm in Winter
The earth’s characteristics combined with the wall’s thickness create a superior thermal mass which protects against extremes in temperature. For this reason, rammed earth is a popular option in Northern & Southern Western Australia, as well as other locations where temperatures fluctuate greatly from day to night.
Rammed earth walls are comprised of materials that are completely fire proof. With a steel roof, a rammed earth house is 100% fire proof, making it an ideal material for buildings surrounded by bush or in leafy suburbs.
Termites will not penetrate rammed earth walls. By combining a concrete pad and steel roofing, nothing will attract or feed termites in your home.
Moving into the Suburbs
The unique appearance & superior qualities of rammed earth homes make them a popular choice for suburban home owners who desire a stylish and individualistic look.
With many styles, colours and designs available, your options are as limitless as your imagination. If you want individuality, personality and flair, a rammed earth home is an exceptional choice.
Rammed earth homes have superior soundproofing qualities. They can eliminate loud noises such as traffic, your own home theatre and even children banging on the drums.
Strong and Durable
From the Great Wall of China to countless buildings in Asis, South America and Africa, rammed earth is a worldwide phenomenom that has been used for thousands of years. Known as ‘Pise’ in France, Europe have many rammed earth buildings – both modern and historic.
Modern rammed earth has taken a quantum leap in quality, with the use of pneumatic compactors, the addition of cement, stabilisers, essential waterproofing agents and most recently, our aluminium and industrial plastic formwork.
Because the colour and water resistance penetrate all the way through the wall, rammed earth does not require maintenance. No re-painting, re-plastering or even re-sealing is needed once your wall is constructed.
Rammed earth has a uniquely natural feel like no other.
Engineers recognise rammed earth as a load bearing material. For this reason, rammed earth buildings can feature many levels and structural features. Its durable qualities make rammed earth ideal for cyclonic zones as reinforced steel can be carried through the slab, through the middle of the walls and used to hold the roof down. Interlocked panels make the material an excellent choice for earthquake zones, as rammed earth articulates with tremors rather than cracking or crumbling like brickwork.
Fast to erect, so you can move on to the next stage of construction as soon as possible.
With fewer trades involved in the erection process, rammed earth homes are significantly more affordable than their counterparts. Plastering, painting, gyprocking, tiling and wallpapering are not necessarily needed in the process.
Rammed earth is a non-toxic, non-polluting and breathable material. This eco-friendly material also benefits from insulating properties, meaning a significant saving in energy costs.
Further information about rammed earth can be found on our rammed earth page.