24 Jan '14, 3pm

Anti-innovation?! @NHBCFoundation Report Advises Cautious Approach To Organic Materials

Anti-innovation?! @NHBCFoundation Report Advises Cautious Approach To Organic Materials

Adnams hemp and lime block built distribution warehouse The report based on the findings, 'Cellulose Based Building Materials (NF55)' advises that there are risks associated with using such materials and highlights that at the current time relatively little robust evidence exists to support their long-term performance as currently used. Crop-based materials have been used historically in the construction of houses and farm buildings in the UK – typically for cob walls and cellulose-based materials such as straw and reed for thatching roofs. The use of these materials has declined, but recent years have seen a renewed interest in the use of traditional cellulose-based materials including hemp, reed and straw, in walling and roofing for their renewable, low embodied energy and insulation qualities. Recent work on embodied energy has seen traditional cellulose-based materials...

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