The panels are being designed to assure high quality construction, rapid on-site erection, optimal hygrothermal performance from day one and energy and resource efficient buildings.
The 36-month-long work programme aims to refine product and manufacturing protocols, produce data for certification and marketing, warranty, insurance cover and availability of finance.
The most common use of hemp lime in building is by casting the hemp and lime mix while wet around a timber frame with temporary shuttering, tamping the mix to form a firm mass, after the removal of the temporary shuttering the solidified hemp mix is then ready to be plastered with a lime plaster.
who pioneered hemp's use in UK construction, the hemp houses were monitored in comparison with other standard dwellings by BRE.
The leaves of the hemp plant can be consumed raw in salads.