The Hempcrete Book

The Hempcrete Book: Designing and building with hemp-lime

Non-Fiction, Education, Science & Maths
Paperback Published on: 09/10/2014
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Synopsis

A comprehensive practical manual for professionals and self-builders, this innovative book explains the many benefits of building with hempcrete.

Hempcrete is a building material with excellent, environmentally friendly properties. It’s made from lime and hemp shivs (a waste product from hemp fibre growing) and can be used for walks, floor and roof insulation. Hempcrete is breathable, absorbing and emitting moisture; this helps regulate internal humidity, avoiding trapped moisture and mould growth, and creating healthier buildings. It provides excellent acoustic and thermal insulation, and it is lightweight, which reduces construction costs.

Whether you’re working on a new build or are planning a renovation, The Hempcrete Book tells you everything you need to know to get started with hempcrete. It describes how to source and mix it, and provides a detailed account of construction techniques, highlighting potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. With fully illustrated design notes and examples of completed builds, this book is a powerful tool for any eco-builder.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780857841209
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Dimensions: 256 x 206 mm

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