An alternative roofing technique that involves a series of small sized, elongated brick vaults that are
supported on intermediate beams.
Desired colour oxide powder mixed with water and cement to form a workable slurry like paste is
applied directly onto wet freshly plastered wall with a trowel.
We have made use of the technique for the wall surfaces. It is a labour intensive process and has to
be done by expert masons to
achieve a flawless finish.
The desired form for any shell is built from a multi-layered construction of chicken mesh wire,
reinforced with steel wires or steel bars based on the span.
Mud plaster is recommended on top of shuttering sheets to ensure an even smooth finish of the
ceiling. The reinforcements are laid in a grid pattern.
Placed within a wooden formwork and an appropriate mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water is
poured to evenly spread out within the formwork.
Once the proposed site for rammed earth wall is cleared, a trench is dug out upto a depth of one
metre for laying the foundation.