Nick Heyward, Director, Heyward Constructions
Throughout this site we have told you how committed we are and much we believe in and love the work we do. It’s time to let our clients talk about the benefits of rammed earth buildings and what it’s like working with the Earth Structures Group.
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 on 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.
Christian Ohalloran – JOH Architects, Melbourne, Vic
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.
Mathew Kirley – Mathew Kirley Builders, Mansfield, Vic
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 twenty years and know their stuff backwards. I like the material so much we built our own house using Earth Structures and love it.
Paul Spinks – Profile Developments Builders, Benalla, Vic
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. 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.
Jim Basham – Rafindale Nominees Builders. Mansfield, Vic
Building with rammed earth walls can create beautiful living environments. We have built two major residences with Earth Structures. Both buildings are a testament in part to the experience and professional approach of this little company.
Frank and Diana Austin – Wagga Wagga, NSW
We have lived for five years in an Earth Structures house between Gundagai and Wagga in NSW. The natural beauty of the walls has made living here very special. The building is quiet, comfortable and happy. Earth Structures gave us plenty of sensible advice about materials, design and the building process. We recommend them highly.
Ian Lovell – Concept To Completion Pty Ltd, Blackburn, Vic
Gary Kuchenmeister and his crew from Earth Structures have recently completed the construction of walls on a residential project for us in Blackburn Victoria. Access to the site was limited and the site conditions were poor due to rain and the clay content of the site’s soil. Despite these obstacles Gary was always positive, demonstrating a” Can-Do” attitude that enabled him to complete his contract ahead
We found the whole process of working with Gary a pleasure, he incorporated minor changes to the design with no fuss and provided us with technical information that allowed us to fine tune the rammed earth component of the house to achieve the best outcome possible.
I would highly recommend Gary to anyone interested in using rammed earth as a construction material. He is easy going but professional at the same time; his many years of experience in this type of construction are reflected in the high quality of his finished work.
Monique Cadogan – Lancefield Vic
The rammed earth has been a life saver over the past month. The difference in temperature from the old part of the house is so much cooler! Considering I’m a week off having our second baby it has been fabulous to sit in the top room.
I hope you are well Ben and that your keeping busy. If you’re ever in the area, please drop in, it would be lovely to see you again.