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Essential Hempcrete Construction By Chris Magwood

Essential Hempcrete Construction

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The essential guide to hempcrete - a strong, versatile, environmentally friendly, energy-efficient natural insulating material

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Essential Hempcrete Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Chris Magwood

Hempcrete is a versatile, energy-efficient natural insulation material, useful for walls, roofs, and floors. Made from the inner stem of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder, it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable alternative to manufactured insulations. Essential Hempcrete Construction is a fully-illustrated practical guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement to finishing. This indispensable manual is packed with all the information you need to determine whether hempcrete is the right choice for your project. It covers: Material specifications, testing and building code references and climate data Detail drawings for design reference Tool lists, and complete step-by-step instructions for mixing and placing hempcrete Finishing and maintenance techniques Budgeting and labor estimates Additional resources Essential Hempcrete Construction is part of New Society's Sustainable Building Essentials Series. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where accurate and reliable information are key to success. Get the Essentials! Chris Magwood is a sustainable builder and designer specializing in green and natural building techniques, the co-founder and co-director of the Endeavour Centre, and the author of several books on sustainable building including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building, and Straw Bale Details.

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About Chris Magwood


Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario which became a fifteen-year research project into the implementation of sustainable building materials and technologies. He is a director of the Endeavour Centre in Peterborough, Ontario where he teaches hands-on workshops and is a lead instructor for the Sustainable New Construction certificate program. Chris is co-editor of the Sustainable Building Series and author of several previous books on sustainable building, including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building and Straw Bale Details. He is a regular contributor to Mother Earth News, Home Power and The Last Straw Journal.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Rationale
Chapter 3: Appropriate Use
Chapter 4: Building Science Notes
Chapter 5: Material Specifications
Chapter 6: Design Options for Hempcrete
Chapter 7: Design Notes for Hempcrete
Chapter 8: Hempcrete Mixes
Chapter 9: Construction Procedure
Chapter 10: Finishes
Chapter 11: Maintenance and Renovations
Chapter 12: Building Codes and Permits
Chapter 13: Experiments and Future Developments
Chapter 14: Tools
Chapter 15: Conclusion

Resources
Index
About the Author

Additional information

GOR011103025
Essential Hempcrete Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Chris Magwood
Chris Magwood
Sustainable Building Essentials Series
Used - Very Good
Paperback
New Society Publishers
2016-06-17
128
0865718199
9780865718197
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