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Hunter valley rammed earth

January 16, 2016

Luke Mahony

hv1Recently featured in the Newcastle Morning Herald was a house we worked  on couple of years ago. It was great job as the design by Mark Lawler Architects was a tjermally efficient use of rammed earth.

The owner researched rammed earth extensively in a quest for a construction method that offered ultimate natural thermal and aesthetic benefits.

“Its thickness as a single skin allows it to be both an external and internal finish.”

“Combined with the concrete floor slab, the rammed earth walls provide great thermal mass.”

hv2“Arranging windows with north-facing glazing in all living areas and locating service rooms such as the garage, laundry and bathroom on the western sides of the home also enhanced the thermal efficiency and comfort.” Read the full article at this link.

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