Here on the west coast we are aching to dig in and get gardening. Normally at this time of year we are watching our …
– 128 pages
8.5 Inches × 11 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 276 Grams
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / General
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2016-07-01
Essential Hempcrete Construction
The Complete Step-by-Step Guide
Hempcrete is a versatile, energy-efficient natural insulation material, useful for walls, roofs and floors. Made from the inner stem of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder, it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable alternative to manufactured insulations. Essential Hempcrete Construction is a fully illustrated practical guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement to finishing.
Going well beyond the scope of many natural building books, this indispensable manual includes a complete introduction to hempcrete, packed with all the information you need to determine whether it's the right choice for your project. It covers:
- Material specifications, testing and building code references and climate data
- Detail drawings for design reference
- Tool lists, and complete step-by-step instructions for mixing and placing hempcrete
- Finishing and maintenance techniques
- Budgeting and labor estimates
- Additional resources.
This book is part of the Sustainable Building Essential Series. You can subscribe to the series here to receive sneak peeks, book excerpts and special offers.
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