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Barriere BC Insulated Rammed Earth Workshop 2017

Posted by admin on April 3rd, 2017 under Uncatgorized  •  No Comments

May 29 – June 3

Location : Barriere , BC Canada

Learn to build rammed earth from pros, this isn’t no ‘make a small sample and slideshow sales pitch’…it’s the real thing!

We will show you all you need to know to build walls with all the special techniques we normally use.

Whether you want to build for yourself, as a career or just learn for curiosity this gives you valuable experience that you need.

This is what we will cover:

  • Foundation construction
  • Material Selection
  • Mix quality control
  • Forming
  • Installation of electrical boxes and conduits
  • Insulated rammed earth methods
  • Wall and sample testing
  • Curing & sealing walls
  • Skid steer operation (Bobcat)

Contact us by email to get on the list.

Be sure to leave your phone # and the best time to reach you.

Saskatoon Workshop Pictures

Posted by admin on November 20th, 2016 under Uncatgorized  •  Comments Off

End panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making an end panel

 

building forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building the window infill panels

 

Rammed earth sample

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the highlight samples

 

Pam ramming earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam shows em how its done

 

Hand tamping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand tamping

 

First wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first wall, there was a very old brick on site that we added as a feature.

 

Electrical box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An electrical box embedded

 

decorative stone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative stone for experimenting with

 

Best hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best hat of the workshop award to Goran

 

Fresh wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fresh wall being revealed

 

Highlight layer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A highlight layer

 

Pam Sheila Stuart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam on left and Eric on the right with our host Sheila

 

Saskatoon workshop 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Saskatoon workshop crew, only 6 days older than when they started, but a lot wiser ;)

In the back:  Karen, Steve, Leo, Clifton, Stuart, Sovatana

In the front: David and Dan