Hempcrete is a natural building material with excellent qualities. It is breathable and has exceptional thermal performance.
Hemp for use in construction forms a relatively small, but growing, proportion of the output from hemp farming in the UK. The main ways in which hemp is used in construction are to make hempcrete and to provide fibres for quilt insulation.
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A comprehensive practical manual for professionals and self-builders, "The Hempcrete Book" explains the many benefits of building with hempcrete.