Hempcrete is made by mixing lime and hemp in proportions adapted to the work to be done. This makes it very versatile, and it can be used to build insulating walls, linings, roofs, screeds, attic spaces and renders.
How Hempcrete Is Made?
Hempcrete is a composite material made of hemp shives and lime. It is a sustainable, eco–friendly building material that has a number of advantages over traditional concrete, including being lighter, easier to work with, and more breathable.
Hempcrete is made by mixing hemp shives (the woody core of the hemp plant) with lime. The mixture is then cast into moulds or forms to create the desired shape.
Hempcrete is a very versatile material and can be used for a variety of applications, including insulation, wall paneling, and flooring. It is also an effective acoustic barrier and has excellent thermal properties.
Hempcrete is an environmentally friendly building material as it is made from a renewable resource (hemp) and does not require the use of energy–intensive manufacturing processes.
It also has a very low carbon footprint as it sequesters carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere during the curing process. Hempcrete is a great alternative to traditional concrete and is an excellent choice for sustainable, eco–friendly construction.