empcrete blocks and wood constructions: It is the perfect combination of light construction and an insulating block that has great thermal inertia.

The advantages of wood constructions

Building a wooden house is to guarantee a satisfactory building with great energy efficiency. Some major advantages of a wood construction are:

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

Light wood constructions therefore might be ideal for your project. Nevertheless, they have a weakness: precisely because of their lightness, they are subject to significant temperature variations that seriously influence your energy consumption and the occupier's comfort. It is therefore essential to combine a lightweight construction with products that have very good thermal inertia without losing the economic benefits that this type of projects normally have.

Hempcrete blocks: What types of wood constructions can they be combined with?

Reinforced wood construction  Wood frames CLT

Hempcrete blocks for reinforced wood construction

Used for industrial, agency or residential projects, solutions using reinforced wood allow for large-scale construction with reasonable budgets. Some projects combine concrete, wood and steel in order to also benefit from the advantages of these materials.

Fast construction with economic advantage

Opening up living space

This construction technique really comes into its own in modern housing projects, offering non-partitioned common areas. Your advantages are :

  • Large volumes of living space 
  • Large window spaces (preferably facing south)
  • Optimal use of materials

As a result you get modern, economical and highly satisfying buildings ! 

 

Why should you use hempcrete blocks for reinforced wood structures ?

  • Insulate and padding for the whole structure
  • Effective insulation
  • Inner or partition masonry
  • Inner lining for heavy or precast masonry 
  • Fire resistant

Benefits of using hempcrete blocks for reinforced wood constructions

  • Entire walls that are fully impact-resistant with unrivalled thermal and acoustic insulation and fire protection
  • A unique solution that is simple and quick to install and offers strong padding 
  • A perfect combination for wood, concrete or steel structures
  • There is a wide range of width to work with any type of structure and adapt to your on-site circumstances
  • You can insert the wood frame into the insulation without a temporary frame

Hempcrete blocks for constructions using wood frames 

Hempcrete blocks really come into their own in projects using light frames both in outer lining and / or interior partitions. They combine excellent thermal inertia, strong acoustic insulation and an attractive variety of finishing options.

Fire resistance and external noise reduction

Benefits of using hempcrete blocks for your outer lining :

  • Break-up of thermal frame weaknesses 
  • No overheating in summer or temperature drop during the night
  • Significantly reduces noise from outside 
  • Makes applying a variety of finishes easy

Benefits of using hempcrete blocks for the inner lining :

  • Significant improvement of inertia which allows the occupier to save on heating and rely on warmth staying within interior walls
  • Moisture regulation
  • Strong sound absorption thanks to reliable acoustic insulation
  • Wide choice of coatings and glued or fixed finishes
  • No vapour sealing layer necessary
  • Light-weight interior walls

For optimal results we advise you to double up with an inner and outer layer.

Hempcrete blocks for CLT constructions

This construction system of cross-laminated timber panels, sometimes referred to as XLam, is used in all kinds of residential and non-residential construction projects.

Fast and solid construction

Benefits of CLT constructions 

  • High construction rigidity 
  • Insulation butt joints are easily and quickly managed
  • Very fast building construction : In only a  few weeks you can finish the structural building work.

Just like building with a wooden frame, you can use hempcrete blocks for CLT constructions as a second inner or outer layer.

 

Benefits of hempcrete blocks as an outer layer for CLT

  • Complete and quickly achieved sealing of the building
  • Strong thermal inertia to avoid any potential overheating problem
  • Excellent support for exterior finishes (cladding, plaster, etc.)

Benefits of hempcrete blocks as an inner layer for CLT

  • Significant improvement of inertia which allows the occupier to save on heating and rely on warmth staying within interior walls
  • Moisture regulation
  • Strong sound absorption thanks to reliable acoustic insulation
  • Wide choice of coatings and glued or fixed finishes
  • No vapour sealing layer necessary
  • Light-weight interior walls

For optimal results we advise you to double up with an inner and outer layer.

Discover other possible construction systems you can use hempcrete blocks with :

Load-bearing block constructions

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Reinforced concrete constructions

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Every project is different …

Contact us to find out which solution would be most suitable for your building ! You can also access all information in our fact sheets. 

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