Resurrecting ancient plastering practices and old-world tools and techniques, our skilled artisans can adorn your walls with a beautiful hand-troweled finish of healthy natural plaster. We specialize in earth, clay, lime, clay-lime, and traditional Moroccan tadelakt finishes. For an earthy touch over conventional drywall interiors, explore our American Clay veneers.
Based out of Guelph, Ontario, Fermata’s crew travels throughout Wellington County, as well as Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. Further afield, we often traipse from Tobermory to Parry Sound to Huntsville, south to and including the GTA, throughout the Golden Horseshoe & Niagara Regions, west to Lake Huron and all areas in between.
A time-honored combination of clay-rich earth, sand & straw, cob is mother nature's answer to concrete. Beautiful architectural walls, sculpted benches, rustic fireplace mantelpieces & more can all be sculpted by hand, without the use of high-embodied energy tools & materials. With it's high thermal mass, this material is a great alternative to concrete in passive solar homes.
Have big natural construction plans but no time or interest to oversee the project yourself? Our parent company Evolve Builders Group is Southwestern Ontario's most celebrated green builder, specializing in natural construction and eco-friendly renovations. Let Evolve manage your project with impeccable quality, guaranteed on time and on budget.
Outdoor Cob Ovens
Invite your favorite people to your backyard for a delicious homemade pizza, slow-cooked brisket and some delicious homemade bread from your own wood-fired outdoor cob oven! Add your own custom hand-sculpted designs, a comfortable cob bench and a lovely timber-framed outdoor shelter, and you will have created a community gathering point like no other!
Functionally similar to concrete, but with a luxurious presence and a warm luster that is difficult to convey with words, our earthen (adobe) floors offer great durability and a leather-like finish that will stop all visitors in their tracks, eyes lit with interest. Combine it with river stone pebbles or natural stone veneer, and prepare to be stunned by the results!