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Hemp Building Materials

Posted on April 4, 2014
Hemp Building Materials

One of hemp’s most innovative and applicable uses today is in building materials sector. Hemp can be used for all sorts of building materials, replacing or supplementing traditional materials including wood and concrete. There are a wider range of products, but the most important categories are: Hempcrete, Insulation, and Particle Board.

University in bid to build house of hemp

Posted on August 24, 2004

Regarding houses made from hemp bricks, “It’s got the same structural integrity, it’s a lot lighter and it’s got much better insulation qualities,” he said.

Eco-friendly hemp house can slash heating bills

Posted on March 22, 2004

Hemp, the fibre taken from cannabis plants, has been used to build a house in Ireland for the first time. The Old Builders Company of Birr, Co Offaly, has built the pioneering hemp-house in Clones, Co Monaghan, as a model of eco-construction.

House of hemp

Posted on January 10, 2004

Kelly Smith and Greg Herriott built their new home as an homage to hemp. The walls of Smith and Herriott’s 4,500-square-foot house are filled with hemp weed, the floor and ceiling beams are stained with hemp oil, the roof is shingled with hemp composite and they plan to use hemp oil in the furnace.

A builder’s guide to the high life

Posted on January 4, 2004

They have endured the builders’ jokes of “Isn’t it going to go up in smoke?” and teenage jibes of “Can we see the wall joints?” but now they’re having the last laugh. Top-o’the-hill, near Sudbury in Suffolk, is warm, dry, stunningly good-looking and a test-bed for what Carpenter, an architect with the firm Modece, hopes will be the “green” housing of the future.