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Barriere BC Insulated Rammed Earth Workshop 2017

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

June 26 – June 30

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