Why does hempcrete create healthy buildings?

Hempcrete is completely natural and free from synthetic, fossil fuel based materials. Because hempcrete is naturally fire-retardant and pest-resistant (nothing eats lime!) there is no need to add chemicals to ensure its performance in these areas (as is usually the case with lightweight synthetic insulation materials). Chemicals added to conventional insulation materials often contain Volatile […]

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Why building with hempcrete is good for the environment

Hempcrete is carbon negative Hempcrete is a “carbon-negative” or ”better-than-zero-carbon” material; more carbon is taken out of the atmosphere by the growth of the hemp plant than is emitted as a result of its production and application on site. Various estimates for the amount of carbon sequestered have been put forward, and of course this […]

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Retrofit hempcrete to a listed building

This blog is taken from a talk given by our very own Will at the Grand Designs live in London 2012. Description Timber (elm) framed barn on a green sandstone rubble to the ground floor.  About 50 years ago the wattle and daub had been replaced in the in-fill panels with cement render on a […]

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