Hempcrete is a versatile, energy-efficient natural insulation material, useful for walls, roofs and floors. Made from the inner stem of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder, it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable alternative to manufactured insulations. Essential Hempcrete Construction is a fully illustrated practical guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement to finishing.

Going well beyond the scope of many natural building books, this indispensable manual includes a complete introduction to hempcrete, packed with all the information you need to determine whether it's the right choice for your project. It covers:

• Material specifications, testing and building code references and climate data
• Detail drawings for design reference
• Tool lists, and complete step-by-step instructions for mixing and placing hempcrete
• Finishing and maintenance techniques
• Budgeting and labor estimates
• Additional resources

Category: Shelter

Author: Chris Magwood

Pages: 128

Format: Paperback

Item Number: 10854

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