Get Building with Hemp!
Hempcrete is an insulative building material that has been increasingly recognized as a cost competitive and healthy alternative to conventional construction and insulation materials. Hempcrete walls are a breathable, carbon sequestering, oxygen building system that create a healthy indoor environment. Hempcrete naturally insulates while also regulating temperature and humidity.
Our Chanvra Core is the only Construction Grade Certified Hemp Hurd on the American market. Developed in the birthplace of hempcrete and hemp concretes, Chanvra Core is grown, processed, and stored with tender care, and continuous internal and external controls to ensure reliability. Validated with most lime-based binders in terms of performance required by the EU Professional Rules of building with hemp concrete, Chanvra Core has the label “GRANULAT CHANVRE BÂTIMENT” (HEMP BUILDING GRANULATE), which guarantees its user a consistent, optimally performing material with:
- Controlled granulometry (Average Particle Size: 1/4"-1/2")
- Minimal dust level (Rigorously Mechanically Dedusted)
- Optimal moisture content, Constant Bulk Density.
The leaders of the hemp building industry have determined that the Quality of a Hempcrete mix is directly correlated to the Quality of the Raw Materials used in the mix. The Chanvre Batiment label was developed to create a professional and standardized level of Quality for hempshives for hempcretes.
Using hemp concrete or hemp mortar with Chanvra Core must be done in compliance with the recommendations of the binder manufacturers. Usage varies according to the lime used and the application (wall, slab, roof and render).