Rammed Earth - the decorative option
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Alastair Armstrong is building a "decorative rammed-earth" house in Northriding. This is an architect's house and he is determined to go green-greener-greenest, with solar power and all the alternative stuff. The place is in a lovely part of Northriding, with indigenous bush and trees which he wants to disturb as little as possible.
Rammed earth - in this case soil stabilised with cement - was used for the Great Wall of China, built 3 000 years ago. (Sounds like a sturdy option to use for building...).
You are invited to see this process - and maybe put a hand in!
Date: Sunday 8 March
Time: 09:30 for 10:00 - leave as it suits you and go and have some lunch nearby...
Place: 465 Felstead Road, off Northumberland Rd (which goes past the Dome)
Directions: Felstead is opposite the SPCA on Northumberland. Drive about 400m down Felstead - no 465 is on the left, well-marked. Take the second entrance. Alastair will arrange for entry at the security gate.