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  • Hemp Lime Construction: A guide to building with hemp lime composites

  • Rachel Bevan and Tom Woolley

  • BRE
  • September 2008
  • 978-1-848060-333
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  • 120
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Hemp lime is a composite construction material that can be used for walls, insulation of roofs and floors and as part of timber-framed buildings. It provides very good thermal and acoustic performance, and offers a genuinely zero-carbon contribution to sustainable construction. Hemp masonry is breathable and is able to absorb and emit moisture, leading to much healthier buildings. Comprehensive guidance on using this novel material for housing and low-rise buildings is given for the first time in this book, which is full of practical information on materials, design and construction. It is fully illustrated and includes case studies and design details, and explains how the use of hemp-based material can capture and store carbon dioxide in the fabric of buildings. The guide is the output from a Defra-funded study commissioned by the National Non-Food Crops Centre.

Foreword - Marianne Suhr
1 Introduction
2 What is hemp construction?
3 Case examples of hemp lime buildings
4 Growing hemp for building
5 Building construction techniques
6 Mixes and materials
7 Durability, moisture, ventilation, indoor air quality and thermal performance
9 Structures, fire and acoustics
10 Life cycle and carbon sequestration
11 Natural products for use in conjunction with hemp lime
12 The advantages of hemp and lime
References and notes
Appendices. Resistance to compression and stress-strain properties. Thermal measurements
Useful contacts
Index
Hemp lime is a composite construction material that can be used for walls, insulation of roofs and floors and as part of timber-framed buildings. It provides very good thermal and acoustic performance, and offers a genuinely zero-carbon contribution to sustainable construction. Hemp masonry is breathable and is able to absorb and emit moisture, leading to much healthier buildings. Comprehensive guidance on using this novel material for housing and ...
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