Developed in France in the 1980s, Hempcrete is a natural, “better-than-zero-carbon” material. This means that more atmospheric carbon is locked away in the material for the lifetime of the building than was used in both its production and use.
Made from a mixture of hemp and lime, Hempcrete is breathable, insulating & mould proof; a revolution in sustainable living..
Hempcrete is a breathable material
Its unique properties help to store and release heat from the building's walls, limiting fluctuations in temperature and radically reducing energy use. It's breathability means the walls consistently release internal moisture, virtually eliminating condensation and the associated mould growth.
Hempcrete: What You Need to Know
Better than zero carbon
Hemp is a fast growing, powerful crop, able to lock up over 100 kg of CO2 per m3 in the fabric of the building.
A natural material which allows moisture to pass out of the building, a Hempcrete home helps reduce internal condensation and mould; creating a healthier environment for you and your family.
Hempcrete possesses truly unique properties. A lightweight and natural material, it is a great insulator helping to reduce energy consumption in the building.
Hempcrete’s ability to absorb, store and release heat and moisture, helps to balance the internal temperature and humidity levels within a building. This leads to reduced energy consumption and a more comfortable and healthy, living space.
The monolithic construction of Hempcrete helps to ensure high air tightness performance - which means less heat loss from your home.
Better than zero carbon
Hemp as a crop grows in four months. It locks up over 100kg of CO2 per m3 in the fabric of the building.
A natural material which allows moisture to pass out of the building, virtually eliminating internal condensation, potential mould growth and creating a healthier environment to live.
As a natural material, Hempcrete offers unique properties, being lightweight but with the characteristics of a heavier material which both insulates and stores heat.
Hempcrete’s ability to absorb, store and release heat helps it to respond to ambient conditions much more effectively and balance the thermal and humidity variations as required. This leads to reduced energy consumption and a more Air tightness comfortable living space.
The monolithic construction helps to ensure a high air tightness performance.