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Typical Insulation Values

R-value (US) = RSI × 5.678263337
RSI (SI) = R-value × 0.1761101838

Construction costs may be reduced by:

  • Shallower foundations
  • Lower transport costs of materials to site
  • Lower finish costs
  • Discounted Insurance costs
  • Reduced mechanical (HVAC) requirements

Typical Hemp Hurd (Shiv) Composition

Cellulose: 44 - 55%
Hemicelluloses: 16 - 18%
Lignin: 4 - 28%
Extractive Substances: 4 - 18%
Other Substances: 6 - 7%

So what’s the price of Hempcrete in New Zealand?
prices to build with natural materials range from $2,000 - 3,000/sq. mtr depending on the bells 'n whistles you want to add-in.

And how difficult is it to get a building permit in New Zealand?
Functional Requirements of the Building Code are applicable all across the country. Any issues can be addressed by the Determinations department.

NOTE: as of 3rd September, 2015, we have been given the green light to build another solid wall Hemp home in New Zealand, Hip, Hip, Hooray !! and it may even be on Grand Design (NZ) :)

People wanting to build now with hemp/lime will get a submission package from us to help with permitting where ever you reside. Build your hemp home now before the kids leave home.

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DIY Hempcrete sample block kits available now $42 Order here
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Legal Notes

The information, and, in particular, the recommendations relating to the application and end-use of products supplied by Hemp Technologies, are given in good faith based on Hemp Technologies current knowledge and experience of the products when properly stored, handled, mixed and installed under normal conditions in accordance with Hemp Technologies recommendations. In practice, the differences in materials, substrates and actual site conditions are such that no warranty in respect of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose, nor any liability arising out of any legal relationship whatsoever, can be inferred either from this information, or from any written recommendations, or from any other advice offered. The user of the product must test the product’s suitability for the intended application and purpose. Hemp Technologies reserves the right to change the properties of its products. The proprietary rights of third parties must be observed. All orders are accepted subject to our current terms of sale and delivery. Users must always refer to the most recent issue of the Product Data Sheet or Technical Data Sheet for the product concerned, copies of which will be supplied on request.