WHY BUILD WITH RAMMED EARTH?

Beauty. Rammed earth is naturally beautiful. Each finished wall is unique in its finished appearance. Our clients take great joy in choosing colours and striations that create the calm atmosphere that rammed earth surrounds you with.

Comfort. Our homes provide a comfortable living temperature year round without relying on air conditioning or a furnace; perfect for the cold winters and humid summers of Ontario. This is made possible by rammed earth’s excellent
thermal mass.

Rammed earth walls are thicker than those of a conventional homes. This reduces outside noise, adding to the feeling of quiet, warmth and comfort that our homes provide. Because rammed earth walls do not have organic components (like wood or plaster), it is impossible for them to grow mold. This provides some of the best indoor air quality you can achieve. 

‘Why doesn’t rammed earth need a furnace?’

Sustainability. Rammed earth homes are the most sustainable homes on the market today. Each of Aerecura’s homes are built with passive solar design in mind. This allows the walls to store the sun’s heat in the colder months of the year, then distribute that heat throughout your home. Our well insulated roofs reflect the sun in the summer. These two impressive design features allow our rammed earth homes to remain a consistently comfortable temperature year round without relying solely on fossil fuels.

There are very few materials that go into the construction of rammed earth, and what does, is found within a 100 km radius. This allows us to have a significantly lower carbon footprint during the construction process than that of a conventional build.

If local is not an option, we stand by our dedication to sustainability and work only with companies with whom we have built trusted relationships and know provide the most sustainable and high performance products available.

Rammed earth is not a new technology, it dates back centuries. In fact, parts of the great wall of China are made of rammed earth!

Our hope is that not only will you enjoy your rammed earth home but that future generations will also enjoy the peace, tranquility and peace of mind that comes from your choice to live in rammed earth.