Added to Youtube: April 08, 2008
First completed hemp building in Ireland Clones, County Monaghan
Owner: Marcus McCabe, environmentalist and proprietor of Ecoflow
ReedbedsBuilder/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
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.
For more information on hemp please visit the USA Hemp Museum, www.hempmuseum.org a private museum with a virtual wing, Richard M. Davis, founder, curator and author of HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION.