Saturday, 28 August 2010

hemp walls at last

construction of the hemp walls has started. in these pics you can see the hemp and lime being mixed, it looks like paper mache and is a much drier mix than i imagined, once the hemp mix is put in the shuttering it has to be tamped down to compress it - that's what i am doing! it seems to hold together quite quckly which has meant that the shuttering can be moved quite soon although it will take about 4 weeks to dry enough to apply the render so in the meantime the whole house will be wrapped in plastic sheeting.

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