The Hempcrete Book : Designing and Building with Hemp-Lime

The Hempcrete Book : Designing and Building with Hemp-Lime

Description

The Hempcrete Book is a detailed practical manual for architects, surveyors, professional builders and self-builders. It explains how to source and mix hempcrete and how to use it in new builds and restoration. In colour throughout, fully illustrated with beautiful photographs, this book provides a full explanation of construction techniques, highlighting potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. It includes a comprehensive resources section and examples of completed builds, with design notes.

Hempcrete is a building material with excellent properties. It's made from lime and hemp shivs (a waste product from hemp fibre growing) and can be used for walls, floors, and for 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 thermal mass. It's light-weight, reducing construction costs, and it's environmentally friendly: it locks up CO2 for the life of the building, and the hemp doesn't require agrochemicals or insecticides in its cultivation.

The Hempcrete Book is a valuable tool for any eco-builder.


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Author(s)
William Stanwix, Alex Sparrow
Format
Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions
205 x 255 x 25.4mm | 1,292.74g
Publication date
01 Nov 2014
Publisher
GREEN BOOKS
Publication City/Country
Totnes, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
280 Illustrations, color; 15 Diagrams
ISBN10
0857841203
ISBN13
9780857841209
Bestsellers rank
66,823