Thermal and acoustic advantages
Earthquake and cyclone performance
Yes. Wooden floors can be built at ground level or at every other level desired.
Colour and texture
Strength and durability
Verandahs represent good usable living space in the Australian climate at reasonable cost. While they do protect walls and are considered desirable, they are not absolutely necessary. Architectural styles do not always include verandahs but these too have been constructed successfully by us.
No. Physical conditions such as cavities or timber framing do not exist within our walls. The CSIRO has even published technical reports stating that termites will not burrow in rammed earth walls. We have also developed a range of techniques to prevent termites from entering a building.