Hemp, in common with all similar plants, transforms carbon dioxide during its rapid growth and releases oxygen to the atmosphere. This has an immediate positive effect for the environment.
The captured carbon remains within the Hemcrete and, hence, within the fabric of the building and has the added advantage of being a good insulator, allowing the building heating temperature to be reduced by up to 2 oC. This results in a signicant amount of energy being saved throughout the life of the building, helping to combat global climate change.
Hemcrete has natural re resistance and is also resistant to mould, fungus, insect and rodent attack. The vapour permeability of Hemcrete means that where conventional construction materials may suffer from interstitial moisture content that can harbour unwelcome spores, the drier 'breathing' Tradical Hemcrete provides a healthier environment for occupants.