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Rammed earth could suit farms

(1989) Rammed earth could suit farms. Elders Weekly, 14 September 1989. p. 66 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

An advertisement for the services provided by Stabilised Earth Structures Pty Ltd, a company specialising in stabilised rammed earth constructions.

Stabilised rammed earth is suggested as an economical material for buildings on farms. These structures cost about the same as those built with brick, however the farmer may have many of the inputs for rammed earth already on site.

Providing the soil is the right type, the company can treat and compact the soil for the farmer. Additionally, if the farmer is willing to commit some of the labour, a rammed earth structure can be built for a much lower cost than brick. The ancient practice of rammed earth construction has been given modern upgrades, such as adding cement to prevent cracking and provide strength for load-bearing supports.

This article contains an image of a farm with several different types of buildings.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1989 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56194
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