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Essential Hempcrete Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Essential Hempcrete Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Magwood, Chris

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Hempcrete is a versatile, energy-efficient natural insulation material, useful for walls, roofs and floors. Made from the inner stem of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder, it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable alternative to manufactured insulations. Essentia...l Hempcrete Construction is a fully-illustrated practical guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement to finishing.Going well beyond the scope of many natural building books, this indispensable manual includes a complete introduction to hempcrete, packed with all the information you need to determine whether it's the right choice for your project. It covers: Material specifications, testing and building code references and climate dataDetail drawings for design referenceTool lists, and complete step-by-step instructions for mixing and placing hempcreteFinishing and maintenance techniques Budgeting and labor estimates Additional resources. Essential Hempcrete Construction is part of New Society's Sustainable Building Essentials Series. Series editors Chris Magwood and Jen Feigin have scoured the world of sustainable building to bring you the techniques and systems that deliver measureable benefits in terms of greater energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where accurate and reliable information are key to success. Get the Essentials!Chris Magwood is a sustainable builder and designer specializing in green and natural building techniques, the co-founder and co-director of the Endeavour Centre, and the author of several books on sustainable building including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building, and Straw Bale Details.
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ISBN 9780865718197
Released AU 5 Jul 2016
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Sustainable Building Essentials Series
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ISBN-13 9780865718197
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint New Society Publishers
Released 5 Jul 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Magwood, Chris
Series Sustainable Building Essentials Series
Category Architectural Structure & Design
Reference Works
Building Construction & Materials
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 721.0449
Weight 412g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Building materials - Environmental aspects, Sustainable buildings - Design and construction, Hemp, Aggregates (Building materials), Buildings - Environmental aspects
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade