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Let Joe D’Alo, Registered Builder and Director of The Hemp Building Company, take you on a fascinating journey into the world of Industrial hemp and hempcrete construction.

Discover how hempcrete buildings can be beautiful spaces that offer a healthy and comfortable interior combined with outstanding thermal, acoustic and environmental credentials. A special focus of our workshops is a study of the health benefits enjoyed by occupants living in a hempcrete home.

You will explore the remarkable properties of hemp, its use by various civilisations throughout history and the ‘rediscovery’ of hemp in recent times as the ultimate environmentally conscious solution to contemporary building.

Joe will guide you through the key theoretical and practical issues to consider when building with hemp, including design and planning considerations, Planning and Building Permit requirements, structural requirements, building regulations, interior detailing, traditional rendering finishes and external cladding options. You will also gain an insight into the hemp building industry in Australia and internationally today.

Whether you are a professional, an owner-builder or a serious hempcrete enthusiast, we now have either a 2 day format (Friday and Saturday) or 1 day format (Saturday only) to suit your needs.

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