Rammed Earth is a stunning material to include in your living space.
The natural beauty and texture of rammed earth’s striated aesthetic result in an inherently unique product that mimics natures sedimentary sandstone deposits.
The intrinsic visual and textural qualities of rammed earth walls bring a unique dimension to any room or space.
Rammed earth walls provide a sense of connection to the earth. In essence, it gives your space a highly desirable “feeling”. It is a feeling that you must experience in person to fully understand its appeal and effect.
Due to its high density and specific heat capacity, rammed earth walls function as excellent thermal mass. When used properly in combination with passive solar building design principles, the exceptional thermal performance of rammed earth can absorb heat from the sun during the day and release that stored heat into the interior space during the night.
This “flywheel” effect moderates and stabilizes indoor ambient air temperatures extremes, resulting in a much more comfortable living environment year-round.
This reduced need for heating and cooling results in significant savings in energy and equipment investment over the course of many generations of building occupants.
The thermal performance of rammed earth walls can be significantly improved with the inclusion of rigid insulation in exterior walls.
To maintain the characteristic aesthetic of rammed earth on both the interior and exterior walls, insulation is sandwiched in the inside of the walls, either in the middle, or offset slightly to the exterior.
The combination of thermal mass and insulation result in wall performance that exceeds conventional notions of its calculated R-value for heat transfer dynamics.
Rammed earth walls can absorb excess humidity without consequence to the integrity of the wall and release that humidity back into the living space when humidity levels drop.
This buffering of humidity levels contributes significantly to a healthy and comfortable living environment. This results in energy and financial savings, as you will not require a humidifier or dehumidifier.
Due to the thickness and density of a rammed earth wall, noise transmission is greatly reduced.
Rammed earth is a great choice in situations where you wish to reduce sound transmission and/or enhance acoustics.
A perfect solution for partition walls between shared living and work spaces.
Rammed earth walls are inherently structural load-bearing walls.
Rammed Earth Artisan designs their walls to generate compressive strengths of between 10 to 25 MPa+, depending on the engineering specifications of the project.
Rammed earth walls are ultra-low maintenance and will last indefinitely.
Many factors contribute to rammed earth being one of the most environmentally responsible building processes available.
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