Contact Us

  • Celtic Sustainables
  • 01239 777009
  • 9 Parc Teifi Cardigan Ceredigion SA43 1EW


About us

Put something nice about your company here...

Skip to main content
Free delivery icon
Free delivery icon
Free delivery icon

Hemp Shiv, 180 Litre Bale

East Yorkshire Hemp


Prices Include VAT


Prices Include VAT

Adding to cart… The item has been added

Hemp shiv is the chopped up, woody core of the hemp plant. When mixed with a lime binder, it becomes a composite building material known as hempcrete. The lime binder can be Hydrated lime (with pozzolans added to speed up the hardening process), a strongly Hydraulic lime or a tried and tested Hempcrete Binder.

We supply hemp shiv in 2 different sizes, a medium cut shiv (22mm) which is suitable for wall and floor construction and a fine cut shiv (3mm) which is suitable for render and similar coatings.

A bale of the 22mm Shiv weighs 15-18KG, a bale of the 3mm Shiv weighs 20-24kg. Weights can vary slightly depending on batch density. 180 Litre volume is an approximate figure which can vary slightly.

Environmental benefits of Hemp and Hempcrete.

  • Hemp can be easily grown without the use of pesticides
  • Low amounts of energy used in the production of Hemp Shiv
  • A large amount of carbon dioxide is locked up in Hempcrete buildings
  • Hempcrete is breathable, so helps to control moisture and condensation
  • Non-flammable
  • Resistant to rodents, insects, fungi and bacteria
  • Flexible and crack resistant
  • Visually attractive - any shape can be formed with Hempcrete
  • Light-weight
  • Recyclable
  • Sustainable production – Fast growing, hemp crop is grown annually
  • Chemical Free
  • Helps to keep internal humidity levels within the 40-60% range which inhibits the growth of viruses and bacteria

Uses for Hempcrete

Newbuild: Using shuttering, Hempcrete can be cast in situ to create walls of various thicknesses and shapes. Hempcrete is self-supporting, but not a load bearing product so it is usually formed around a softwood timber frame. Hempcrete can also be precast offsite to form blocks or panels. Hempcrete can be used in the construction of floors and roofs, adding a breathable, insulated layer.

Restoration projects: In old buildings, Hempcrete can be used to replace damaged or missing infill. It can also be used internally to add an insulated but breathable render to stone walls.

Read more about Hempcrete Uses.