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Hemp - A very Green Construction Product

The most interesting thing about Hemp is that the seeds are a good source of Vitamin E and B, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. The plant contains all nine essential amino acids.

The group that was presenting was called the Margent Farm. They appeared to be a small company seeking public funding of £600,000 during one of the investor pitches. Apparently it only takes 100 days to have an adult hemp plant. No wonder many people make loads of money from the other strain…..

Not for smoking – Industrial Hemp
Not for smoking – Industrial Hemp

The industrial benefits that was being demonstrated during the presentation, to me, was mind blowing. I never knew that these things were being made to be building products. What was surprising to me was that with all the known beneficial properties, why are these products not more in the public domain?

According to,

“ 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.
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..”

The images below from Hempcrete Australia Pty Ltd shows some of the uses of the product and how they are being harvested.

Kevin McCloud of the Grand design television show shares his opinion about the uses of hempcrete …..

Technically, hemp seeds are a nut with a mild, nutty flavour containing over 30{e84228ce8c9f7001611629be1db85467cf541581cf1fd5424de0612b3249e3f5} fat, being rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).

Other interesting things about Hemp are that the seeds are a good source of Vitamin E and B, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. The plant contains all nine essential amino acids.

My research has shown that Industrial hemp is not new phenomena more like since early 1700s. In fact, the uses for Industrial hemp is so large and it all sort of came into prohibition in the 1930s. One commentary on the google search mentioned that Henry Ford made one his cars with hemp materials which if it was true, would make it very interesting.

John Patterson has a more in depth video on Industrial hemp…

What is Industrial Hemp ?

Industrial Hemp is a herbaceous flowering plant and its scientific name is called Cannabis Sativa. It’s most famous property, the psychotic constituent, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is less than 0.3{e84228ce8c9f7001611629be1db85467cf541581cf1fd5424de0612b3249e3f5} which makes is an irrelevant psychotic substance. IT can grow up to 4-6m in height.

There are many other benefits of Hemp as a superfood, a substitute for fibreglass and textiles. The list is endless and a simple google search will show that there are significant benefits that Hemp can provide to the common person.



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