Rammed earth construction is a traditional building technique that compresses an earthen mixture into form-work to create walls.
Rammed Earth Artisan utilizes modern improvements in building science to produce stabilized rammed earth walls that are beautiful, durable, environmentally responsible, and everlasting.
Our high-performance structural wall system is composed of a precisely controlled earthen mix*, reinforcement steel, and an internal core of rigid insulation (for exterior walls).
The earthen mix is dampened and pneumatically compacted into reusable form-work to produce a high-density stone-like wall. Its characteristic striated appearance mimics nature’s sedimentary sandstone formations.
Structurally, rammed earth is similar to concrete. Laboratory tests for compressive strengths ensure that our walls meet or exceed engineering requirements for the project.
* Earthen Mix Composition
· Gravel, Sand, and Clay
· Cement &/or Lime
· Iron-oxide Pigments
· Waterproofing Admixture
Beautiful & functional high-performance walls that are inherently one of a kind, durable, maintenance-free, and environmentally responsible.
Rammed earth walls are suitable for multiple applications and have many benefits and advantages over conventional construction. Strong, durable, long-lasting, and load-bearing, these ultra low-maintenance walls are highly resistant to fire, water, mold, pests, and sound.
Rammed earth walls are commonly chosen for their stunning beauty and distinctiveness. Their striking appearance and texture reflect the natural environment, and they are customizable to reflect your vision.
Rammed earth provides excellent thermal mass and therefore moderates temperature and humidity swings. This reduces the need for mechanical heating and cooling equipment, which results in significantly reduced operational and maintenance costs for many generations of occupants. Their ability to regulate humidity in combination with the non-toxic and mold-proof nature of the walls provides users with healthy indoor air quality.
Intelligently designed rammed earth buildings are energy efficient and are highly suitable for use in passive designed buildings. Though the use of cement and insulation does increase the embodied energy of the building somewhat, overall, the long-term environmental footprint will be low as the building will last indefinitely. The ability to use local material and labor for construction of the walls adds to the eco-credentials of rammed earth construction.
Building with rammed earth means that you do not have to choose between form and function. Its inherent properties and characteristics provide you with both.
Building a high-performance building does not require you to sacrifice beauty.
Based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, REA Rammed Earth Artisan Limited combines the rammed earth construction experience of CEO/Lead Earth Mason, Stuart Schindel, with a back-end support team of highly qualified individuals known for their relevant expertise in their respective fields. The depth of our combined skills and experience allow us to deliver successful projects that will exceed your expectations.
Combining ancient building techniques with modern improvements in building science, we specialize in beautiful and unique high-performance rammed earth wall systems, feature walls, monument signage, and custom creations.
Stuart Schindel is the CEO and Lead Earth Mason at Rammed Earth Artisan.
He is passionate about creating walls that are beautiful and functional, using natural, non-toxic, and environmentally responsible materials.
Stuart brings an inspired approach to every project and prides himself on being a craftsman of rammed earth. Using pigments, accents, intentional stratification designs, and clever technique, he is continually pushing the boundaries of what is aesthetically possible with rammed earth.
Stuart’s attention to the fine details in form-work and mix design result in a finished product that is second to none. His goal with every project is to create a unique and stunning showpiece for the client that will stand the test of time…for a long time.
There are multiple applications to include rammed earth construction in your residential build.
If you would like to build an environmentally responsible design with a high-performance, non-toxic wall system, rammed earth has you covered.
Rammed earth construction makes use of sustainable and non-toxic materials and resources to provide a long-term solution that will produce an energy efficient building with minimal waste.
Rammed earth’s natural and unique beauty is also a striking choice to use for stand-alone feature walls or as a fireplace surround in your home.
No matter how you decide to incorporate rammed earth into your home, we will work closely with you to customize your design, determine your aesthetic desires, and come up with a solution that will give you a wall that will leave you mesmerized every time you view it.
You can rest assured that your walls will stand the test of time for many generations, with almost no maintenance.
When you engage Rammed Earth Artisan to provide a rammed earth wall for your commercial project, you will be making a statement to your community and client base that showcases your commitment to quality, style, and the environment.
Rammed earth construction has many advantages. It provides thermal mass, temperature and humidity regulation, noise control, strength, and durability.
Rammed earth walls are low maintenance and resistant to just about every conceivable attack, including fire, water, and pests.
Best of all, rammed earth is composed of natural and environmentally responsible materials that result in a strikingly beautiful appearance.
Rammed earth walls serve as a distinctive aesthetic feature that will provoke contemplation and conversation among all that encounter it.
Announce your presence to the world with a bold and impressive rammed earth monument sign.
Let people know that you stand for quality and elegance in just a glance.
Rammed earth construction provides numerous stunning possibilities for creating signage that will attract attention and boost your curb appeal.
Get in touch with us to discuss the numerous possibilities to get you noticed!
We enjoy a challenge and are always looking for cool new things to create with rammed earth.
No matter what your idea is, we are up to the task.
Get in touch to discuss your idea with us, we love to come up with solutions.
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