A rammed earth house will be open for viewing this Saturday and next Saturday from 10:00am.
A rammed earth house will be open for viewing this Saturday and next Saturday from 10:00am.

Ancient building method proves to be winning formula

Ancient building methods and modern techniques are proving to be a winning formula for a Stanthorpe building company.

Shawn Palmer, a partner in the rammed earth building company 4th Pig, said the construction method offers plenty of benefits, especially with the Granite Belt’s unpredictable temperatures.

“In our climate we have a high temperature range – so there is a big difference between day and night temperatures,” Mr Palmer said.

“Rammed earth houses would help even out the temperature between day and night,” he said.

Not only does a rammed earth styled house have superior thermal mass, it also includes noise control, low maintenance and pest deterrence.

“The layered effect and the natural earth tones is a big draw card,” he said.

If you want to check out a rammed earth house for yourself there will be two open houses at 10 Sanderson Rd Glen Aplin, on Saturday December 7 and 14 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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