Sustainable building materials: hemp lime plastering - Oxfordshire.
British growers have been farming and promoting hemp shiv for plastering for an increasing number of years. Those who work with period properties are now leaning further towards this ecologically sustainable product.
Hemp is used instead of sand for internal render mortar because it is renewable and provides a significant degree of thermal insulation.
I have spent years working with lime mortar and usually find myself far too busy to offer any other service besides stonemasonry. However, enthusiasm always gets the better of me and I now find myself unable to resist offering the ecological alternative to lime plaster.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of this naturally occurring and energy efficient option then please get in touch