So Why build with hemp?
In New Zealand we have two significant crises. Building homes with hempcrete can address directly and help mitigate both. The first is the global climate crisis and, the second is the very poor quality of so many kiwi homes (in terms of being damp and cold).
Impact Of The Global Climate Crisis
On New Zealand
Hemp As a Carbon Neutral
Negative Building Material
Heating or Cooling
Thermal Value (R value) Achieved
In Hemp Lime Buildings
|Thickness in mm of Hemp lime Walling Materials||100mm||150mm||200mm||250mm||300mm||400mm|
|R Value achieved:||1.4||2.1||2.85||3.55||4.25||5.0|
|Thickness in mm of Hemp lime Roofing & Subfloor Insulation||100mm||150mm||200mm||250mm||300mm|
|R Value achieved:||2||3||4||5||6|
(R values table credit and a heap of fantastic hemp construction info: