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The SPRAYED APPLICATION is the technique we mainly use at Hempcrete Australia™. This process uses a machine to blow hemp hurd and binder on the support. It is a high-performance, quick and cost-effective technique compared with manual installation.
Sprayed & Manual applications are both relevant and have relatively similar performance.
The manual technique (using formwork and batch mix) is used is for internal finish, when walls are to remain exposed (for visual effects of pattern and colour). The sprayed application delivers a rough finish surface and is effective for walls that are intended to be covered with a breathable render or lining . From the outside both techniques are similar.
In practice the sprayed application for a square meter of wall is 40 to 50% more affordable than manual installation.
Hempcrete Australia™ use the compatible hemp hurd & binders available on the market.
The business operation is based in VICTORIA in the Mornington Peninsula.
We are willing to develop a professional and innovative service in the Hempcrete application for thermal retrofitting, new residential & commercial buildings.
“Let’s talk about your project and store some carbon!" - Mathieu.
Welcome to Hempcrete Australia ,
Hempcrete is very versatile natural building product. Our company is focused to make hempcrete a truly commercially viable and accessible product. Whether commercial, industrial, retail or domestic, buildings built with hempcrete are comfortable, efficient and healthy.
Kevin McCloud of the Grand designs television show shares his opinion about hempcrete here.
HEMPCRETE has no equal as a natural building product, sequestering carbon dioxide for the life of the building. Created by simply combining water, hemp aggregate and a lime-based binder it produces a building product with excellent thermal insulating and acoustic properties. The insulation forms the entire wall with the load bearing timber frame fully encased. Hempcrete is not just an insulator - it buffers temperature and humidity, prevents damp and mould growth, making the building a comfortable healthy environment.
"IT IS A BIT DEARER, BUT A LOT BETTER!"
Hempcrete buildings last as long as a castle and save energy for ever.
It is fire and termite resistant, lightweight and forms a hard wall surface yet is vapour permeable to help reduce humidity and prevent condensation - a truly natural product.
People that live in hempcrete houses do not need to run airconditioners or heaters all day to keep a comfortable home. Regular insulation requires constant energy input - hempcrete doesn't. The way energy costs are rising, that's a massive yearly cost saving through power conservation. At the same time, less energy use, less pollution AND carbon sequestration by hempcrete - your hempcrete project will be carbon negative.
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MOFFAT BEACH HLC PROJECT
2 Storey residential dwelling
HLC CERTIFIED TRAINING - NEW ZEALAND
Friday 5, Saturday 6 DEC 2014
In association with Hemp Technologies (NZ)
Owners call it HEMP HAVEN!
"...Our Hempcrete music room is super cool - not just FANTASTIC but, really cool, literally - today it's 42 outside in the sun (Conondale, Qld) and a gorgeous 22 inside our Hemp haven - Totally LOVE it!"
Music studio owner builders - Maria and Douglas
Hempcrete Video: This is a nice little video explaining the main features of hempcrete.
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HCA ORGANISES TRAINING THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA
Training is as important as the product's quality. We have designed a unique training program for hempcrete installers based on the BCA certified products INSULIME and INSULCORE
What is Hempcrete?
Hempcrete is a generic term for an old basic recipe of lime, hemp & water that has been used for decades in Europe for the restoration of old wattle & daub or cob construction. Unlike concrete or masonary, hempcrete does not crack severely under movement.