“Wedgetail House”, Knockninny, Barcaldine, Qld
The crew re-located to Barcaldine for over 3 months for this project. This homestead is on a cattle property in Central Queensland and has 600mm thick external rammed earth walls as part of the design. Internal walls are 300mm thick. The walls will provide excellent protection from bush fires as rammed earth has a very […]
A contemporary home in Brisbane incorporates angled windows with 400mm thick rammed earth splays to provide wider views, the best solar aspect and visual interest. A top-storey garden/outdoor living space is bounded by the rammed earth walls to create seclusion.
Architect: Keiron Gate Architects
Head Contractor: Robson Constructions
Andy’s House, Coolum
Our rammed earth walls are used with corrugated steel in this contemporary home on a steep block near Coolum. Designed by Robinson Architects, and constructed by builder Andy Martin for his family, this is an inspiring, modern and light-filled home.
Chandler House, Brisbane
A detailed construction for a large home in south Brisbane designed by Hogg&Lamb Architects. The rammed earth wall is 6.6m high with numerous cut outs, forming the central core of the house. It runs from inside to outside. Michael Hogg described the finished rammed earth as "travertine like" (see his close up photo).
Palmview Family Home
This 4 bedroom rammed earth home was owner-built by an excellent tradesman. Intended as his own family home and business base, it is well designed and beautifully finished.
This modern rammed earth cottage cleverly opens up on one side to a creek, providing a tranquil yet ever-changing view for its lucky residents. Designed by Murray Cox, Architect. Situated in Northern NSW, the climate is ideal for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Mt Mee Rural Residence
This beautiful new rammed earth home faces north on a rural property. A particularly clever touch is the north facing roofed patio, which takes in the expansive views and acts as a sun trap during the day. At night it is heated by the double-sided combustion heater that also warms the living room - inspired! The rammed earth wall it is installed within forms the external wall of the living room.
Lake Macdonald Cottage
This lovely rammed earth cottage won the Master Builders Award for Excellence in Sustainable Living, Queensland in 2018. It features our rammed earth walls throughout and a curved truss system. The result is a beautifully designed haven.
Builder: Joshua Martin
In 2016 we built the rammed earth walls for three houses in a four house subdivision in Eumundi, in the Noosa hinterland. One of the houses, 'Avonlea' received a Commendation for residential design in the 2018 Architecture Awards.
Montville Pavilion House
Two pavilions overlook a magnificent view over Baroon Pocket Dam on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, SE Queensland. Rammed earth walls anchor the house to the ground and provide thermal mass, full height glass walls provide a stunning view from every room in the house. Designed by Sparks Architects, this home is spectacular. Featured in the July 2018 edition of Home Beautiful magazine.
North Maleny Residence, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
A 'future proofed' two storey residence in North Maleny, Sunshine Coast, this rammed earth and recycled timber home features wide corridors and accommodation for a (future) live-in carer. The sloping block allows ground level access from the rear. A lift provides disabled access to the upper floor from the entry/garage level. Designed by Rohan Jackson of Blackburne Jackson Design. The owners are delighted with their home. See their comments here.
Ribbonwood Ave, Maleny House
We designed and built this 3 bedroom, 1 studio/office, 3 bathroom home on a sloping block in central Maleny to be easy-care and passive solar. Built of rammed earth and colorbond, with a deck of modwood and a roof of insulated sandwich panels, there is little work to maintain this house.