4 things you didn’t know about hemp construction

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Building with vegetable fibers is an excellent option to build environmentally friendly homes. Its advantages are broad to improve the ecological footprint and achieve comfort and freshness at home.

Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant whose industrial functionality is special for construction, looms, ropes, biofuels and more.

If you are new to the subject, we present the advantages of building with hemp:

1. Renewable raw material.

Hemp residues are completely biodegradable. During construction, the excess fibers can be reused in other projects.

2. Acoustic and thermal insulation

The hemp-based covering is capable of changing the interior temperature of spaces, as well as isolating external sounds.

3. Co2 storage

In its different growth and construction processes, hemp is capable of storing carbon dioxide. Therefore, it is considered a material with a low ecological footprint.

4. Temperature and humidity regulator

Extremely suitable and effective in ‘vapor permeable’ building constructions.

Over the past 30 years, hemp has been the most widely used plant fiber for construction. Its characteristics have made this material be used in more than 30 countries.

Photo: Hempitecture

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