Hemp lime has been used for some time in the cottage industry but up to this point was not seen as a serious material for the construction industry. This is about to change thanks to the efforts of three companies Lhoist, HemCore and Lime Technologies who have been working on a solution to make Hemp lime load-bearing so that it passes UK and International building material standards for block work, making it a viable eco-friendly solution for the UK construction industry.
Hemp-crete from lime technologies is an airtight insulation material which is applied by spraying onto walls and roofs. It is a first of its kind and hopefully the fist in a long line of lime based materials to reach mass markets as a realistic, eco-friendly and potentially carbon negative alternative to concrete.
Eco House Agent will keep you updated in terms of developments in Hemp Lime, so be sure to visit www.ecohouseagent.com in the future for eco-friendly updates.
Unfired Clay Bricks have been used for hundreds of years, but due to concerns about the CO2 caused by the manufacture of concrete, they are about to enjoy a spectacular revival in mainstream building work. What make clay bricks so attractive for the UK market is there ability to absorb moisture and reducing the damaging affects of damp, making them the perfect eco-friendly material for damp climates.
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