Hemp blocks and wooden constructions are the perfect combination of a lightweight construction with an insulating block providing high thermal inertia.

The advantages of wooden constructions

Building a wooden house means guaranteeing a comfortable building and high energy efficiency. Some major advantages of a wooden construction:

  • speed of construction (no more than 2-3 weeks for the shell)
  • less risk of thermal bridges (wood is more insulating than traditional masonry)
  • direct econonomical benefits (savings on foundations due to the low weight of wood)

Lightweight wooden constructions therefore seem to be ideal for your project. Nevertheless, they have a weakness: precisely because of their lightness, they are subject to significant temperature variations that seriously impact consumption control and the comfort of the inhabitants. It is therefore essential to combine lightweight construction with materials with very good thermal inertia without losing the economic benefits that this type of projects normally have.

Hempcrete blocks: for which types of wooden constructions?

TIMBER COLUMNS-BEAMS TIMBER FRAMEWORK CLT

Hempcrete blocks for timber columns-beams constructions

The wooden structure offers a sustainable, resource-efficient and easy-to-build construction. Used for industrial, office or residential projects, the timber column-beam system makes it possible to build large buildings with reasonable budgets. Some projects combine concrete, wood and steel to benefit from the advantages of these different materials.

 

The association between the timber frame and the hemp blocks occurs naturally by filling in the spaces between the columns using blockwork thus creating a complete, insulating and homogeneous envelope.

 

Fast construction with economic advantage

 

The advantages of hemp blocks in a timber column-beams construction:

  • Sustainable and 100% environmental design
  • Lightweight construction with good thermal inertia
  • Ideal for annexes and self-builds
  • Breathable and homogeneous envelope

 

Build with timber columns-beams and hemp blocks: thermal performance to meet your requirements.

 

This construction technique makes it possible to achieve very high energy performances, ranging from low-energy buildings to passive buildings without difficulty.

Hemp blocks for timber framework constructions 

The timber framework is for construction of buildings with insulated, load-bearing walls. If these buildings generally benefit from a significant thermal efficiency, they generally have poor thermal inertia due to their lightness. Lining the wall on either the inside and/or the outside with hemp blocks, overcomes this lack of inertia.

Positioning the hemp block on the inside, not only permits insulated lining, but also simplifies the positioning of the service ducts and decorative elements. Moreover, this masonry obviates the need for installation of a vapour barrier because its role is fulfilled by the interior render.

Exterior hemp blocks are an excellent substrate for finishes and attachment of other elements (gutters, basketball hoop, light, etc.) while preventing overheating in the summer.

For an optimal result, an inner and outer lining is recommended.

 

Fire resistance and external noise reduction

 

The advantages of hemp blocks in a timber framework construction :

  • Significantly improved acoustics
  • Prevention of overheating in summer
  • Simple penetration of service ducts
  • Large choice of finishes

 Build in timber framework and hemp blocks: thermal performances to meet your requirements.

This construction technique makes it possible to achieve very high energy performances, ranging from low-energy buildings to passive buildings without difficulty.

 

 

Hemp blocks for CLT constructions

This construction system of cross-laminated wood panels, often referred to as "solid panels", is used in all kinds of residential and non-residential construction projects. CLT panels allow the fast erection of a closed shell and the quick installation of the building structure. 

 

 

Fast and solid construction

 

The advantages of hemp blocks in a CLT construction  

  • Rapid construction
  • Significantly improved acoustic
  • Construction nodes mastered
  • Architectural freedom

Build in CLT and hemp blocks: thermal performance to meet your requirements.

This construction technique makes it possible to achieve very high energy performances, ranging from low-energy buildings to passive buildings without difficulty

 

Discover other possible construction systems with hemp blocks:

Construction with the Hempro system

The construction of a sustainable and efficient building made of hemp blocks has never been simpler : with a single insulating material, build your custom-made project. This results in a homogeneous construction that benefits from all the qualities of the product: thermal and acoustic insulation, fire resistance and water vapour resistance.

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Construction with the column-beam system

Whether the load-bearing structure in column-beam systems is made of wood, steel or concrete, hemp blocks can be used to create insulating and breathable single walls that do not require the use of any other insulating material.

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Construction with load-bearing masonry

In double masonry, the hemp blocks are adapted to envelope the load-bearing masonry made of concrete, terracotta, aerated concrete or silico-calcareous materials. Hemp blocks guarantee stable insulation performance over time, offer very good support for finishes, simplify technical details and site management.

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