The House that Kevin Built 2012 The Brighton Waste House

The Rammed Earth Wall

10 tonnes of chalk waste and 10% of clay makes the rammed earth wall, with the help from a compressor and pneumatic rammer.

Rammed earth can contribute to the overall energy-efficiency of buildings. The density, thickness and thermal conductivity of rammed earth make it a particularly suitable material for passive solar heating. Warmth takes almost 12 hours to work its way through a wall 35 cm thick.

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