Hemp House

June 2, 2011 · 25 comments

in Energy Saving

Description: OldBuilders HEMP HOUSE The First completed hemp building in Ireland Clones, County Monaghan Owner: Marcus McCabe, environmentalist and proprietor of Ecoflow Reedbeds Builder/Construction Manager, jointly: The Oldbuilders Company and Eco Habitats Ecological Consultant: Professor Tom Woolley, of Queens University Belfast Designer: Henry O’D Thompson of The Oldbuilders Company Lime mortar Consultant: Ed Byrne, The Traditional Lime Company Other acknowledgements This small hemp building is built similar to a standard timber frame house with a mix of hemp shiv and hydraulic lime structured around the timber. Finish is with a Lime rendering inside and out. Such building methods have the ability to be CO2 negative for the construction and result in a healthy breathable energy saving home. This 42 sq meter building is to be used as office space. For further information please contact www . oldbuilders . com 086 8236451, or Eco Habitats on 07842276.

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