A Mornington Peninsula-based construction company used Foamular XPS insulation from Austech External Building Products to enhance the benefits of the rammed earth construction technique.

Artisan – Builders Rammed Earth Victoria is a specialist in stabilised rammed earth construction, a building technique that delivers multiple benefits relevant to modern building design. When used with Foamular extruded polystyrene insulation (XPS), the sustainability, fire resistance, thermal mass effect and aesthetic appeal are all enhanced significantly, thanks to the efficient insulation barrier between the external and internal walls.

Construction Manager Matthew Hawthorn found that Foamular XPS met all his criteria for a high performance insulation product. Being a closed cell rigid board, Foamular offers very high moisture resistance, long term thermal performance and high R-value for thickness (75mm – R2.67).