30 years of experience. 1300+ projects completed.
We are a specialist modern rammed earth builder in South Africa.
Aesthetically elegant and robust
Here's a few reasons why you should switch to rammed earth...
High thermal mass
Our energy efficient walls of minimum 30 cm thickness provides a more stable indoor temperature and humidity.
30 years of optimising our rammed earth construction process allow us to build faster than brick walling.
Rammed earth is one of the most sustainable materials available, classified with a BREAAM A+ rating.
Our rammd earth walls have a unique off-form finish and don't need any finishings, saving both energy and money.
Our strong rammed earth walls are load bearing and don’t need any core filling, reinforcing or other structural framing.
We offer free rammed earth design assistance to architects and engineers.
This is how we do it.
Packing a carefully chosen earth mix layer-by-layer within a formwork.
This is what people say.
In 2011, Earth Structures was awarded this prestigious award for structural engineering excellence for our work on the Port Phillip Estate Winery, located in Red Hill, Victoria.
Judges noted the ‘flowing design theme with contextual sensitivity; the perfect blend of ancient and modern technology with well-considered detailing. A masterful solution for a modern winemaking facility, well fitted to its environment.’
We really enjoyed working with the boys from Earth Structures. They were fantastic to deal with and have an extensive knowledge of their craft. They worked really well with all the various trades involved in this project with excellent results.
I have heard and seen some horror attempts at stabilised rammed earth walls done by other companies. As it is a finished product that will always enhance a property it is important to get it right the first right time.
The Earth Structures guys are the absolute experts and I would not risk using anyone else.
The Port Philip Estate Winery also awarded the Sustainability Medal by the Concrete Institute of Australia for advances in sustainable use of concrete. It defines structural and cladding elements with its utilisation of low cementitious rammed earth construction. What is remarkable about the winery is that there is mechanical reduced heating and cooling costs. This is all because of the excellent thermal mass function of concrete and low cementitious rammed earth.
We specialise in building interesting architectural residential projects throughout North East Victoria. We have built several rammed earth places over the past 15 years with Earth Structures Group. We have appreciated their advice and efforts to make each job a success. We love the product and I plan to one day build my own rammed earth home.
We have worked on eight Earth Structures buildings now and are about to start the ninth! We work to very high standards and share a positive relationship with the company. We value their help in the design process as well as their work ethic. They have been in the business for thirty years and know their stuff backwards. I like the material so much we built our own house using Earth Structures and love it.
Designing buildings using new products and technologies can be daunting and exciting at once. Over the past eight years we have used rammed earth in many of our buildings. We find the material lends a tactile beauty to interiors and a humble aesthetic to the landscape. The Earth Structures Group are great to work with. I am happy to refer them for any residential or commercial project using stabilized rammed earth.