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Hemp Building – The Early History of Hemp Concrete

Hemp Building – The Early History of Hemp Concrete

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In the Champagne region of France is the city of Troyes. As in many towns and cities in France, there are many old oak frame buildings that are “stuffed” with lime, straw and rubble. This infill was normally covered with a lime render. However, in recent times these walls were repaired with disastrous results using…

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Why is Hempcrete So Important?

Why is Hempcrete So Important?

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There has been a growing interest in a lesser-known building material lately which is the hempcrete. This material is expected to produce healthy homes all over the United States. Hempcrete is a combination of lime binder and hemp shiv. It’s highly durable and sustainable and is carbon negative as well. The lime binder comes from…

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