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Hemp Lime Construction with Professor Tom Woolley

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Eco Minimalist Houses and Building Using Natural Materials

Mon 8th June 2008 | 7pm | Cultivate Centre | €20 | Bookings: 01 6745773

Hemp lime is a composite construction material that can be used for walls, insulation of roofs and floors and as part of timber-framed buildings. It provides very good thermal and acoustic performance, and offers a genuinely zero-carbon contribution to sustainable construction. Hemp masonry is breathable and is able to absorb and emit moisture, leading to much healthier buildings. This talk explores the current and potential uses of hemp lime in Ireland today.

Tom Woolley is professor of architecture at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology and an acknowledged expert on natural building and related environmental issues.  He is author of several books including: 'Natural Building: A Guide to Materials and Techniques' and 'Hemp Lime Construction'. 

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