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  • Hemp Shiv, Coarse Cut 35mm
  • Hemp Shiv, Fine Cut 3mm

Hemp Shiv, 180 Litre Bale

£16.80  Price includes VAT

Product Code: HFBALEMEDIUM
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Product Description

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) or a strongly Hydraulic lime.

We supply hemp shiv in 2 different sizes. a coarse cut shiv (35mm) 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 19KG, A bale of the 3mm Shiv weighs 24kg

 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.

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