Technical & Practical
Tradical� Hemcrete� is a material that will
cause a revolution in the construction industry.
For any material to be used in the increasingly
environmental conscious world it must live up
to a number of key criteria.
INTRODUCTION TO WALLS
Tradical� Hemcrete� is used to build walls.
In timber frame buildings it provides the wall
form, the racking strength and the insulation.
In steel and concrete framed buildings, it
provides the wall form and insulation in one
Among the important technical considerations
for wall infi lling materials of timber framed
buildings, is that the excellent vapour
permeability provided by Hemcrete� is
protecting the timber from deterioration
mechanisms and extending its longevity.
The lightweight of Hemcrete� means that
lightweight timber framing and foundation
structures can be used which can reduce costs
and construction time making Hemcrete� a
very efficient building medium.
In steel and concrete structures, the vapour
permeability also delivers a protective
environment against corrosion.
The high thermal performance and air-tightness
of the Hemcrete� walls means that
single skin structures are sufficient and do
not require additional insulation layers. This
avoids the need for cavity wall construction
and makes construction speed and simplicity
a very attractive feature of Hemcrete� walling
The ability of the walls to breathe and the store
heat allows for a passive self regulation of the
temperature and humidity within the building
in general, often reducing the need for air
As well as being ideal for new construction,
Tradical� Hemcrete� is well suited for the
renovation and repair of old timber-framed
buildings as a viable and sympathetic
replacement for the original wall in-fill.
• Wall designs
• Demolition and Alteration