Get Building with Hemp!
Our Kanabat brand is a special hemp shive specifically formulated for making hempcrete. When you use Kanabat you will have a guaranteed performance in the finished wall. Can be used with most lime binders; make sure to follow the instructions of your binder provider and you will have a guaranteed performance in your wall.
It's okay to use hemp that you chop up yourself in a wood chipper, too. But it is a lot of work, and it will be hard for you to get most of the dust out, which can crack the walls eventually. There are some domestic sources of hemp that you might be able to find. Kanabat has been popular while we redesign the american hemp supply line.
The advantage of using Kanabat is its guarantee of performance, which is backed with a certification by a European organization called Construire en Chanvre, who have done more to advance the cause of building with hemp than anyone.
This certification is particularly useful for projects that will be permitted by a building department. And more and more hempcrete projects are being approved and built in North America. Since 2019, Kanabat has been the most popular choice for these projects, featured mostly by the building company Americhanvre.
The Kanabat line is is designed to guarantee 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.
Pallets hold 968 lbs of hemp hurd (22 x 44 lb bales)
We estimate that you can build 6 cubic feet of hempcrete per bale, depending on the binder you use and your method of applying the hempcrete.
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More About Hempcrete
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. It is also known as Hemp Lime.