Construction – Hempcrete

The casting and plastering of the hempcrete walls.

Hemp stalk is mixed with lime to create breathable, natural walls.

These walls are then plastered with a layer of hemp screed, which has a higher percentage of lime and some sand in it.

 

 

Hemporium has pioneered hemp building in South Africa, starting with “The House that Hemp Built” in Noordhoek Cape Town in 2011.

This house is a showcase for hemp products and includes hempcrete walls, hemp chipboard, hemp insulation, hemp carpets, curtains, couches and more.

We have since been involved in 4 more buildings, including a Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha.

Hempcrete is the “better than zero carbon” building system. For more information please visit the “USES” section or click HERE for an article on the original house.

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