mha were commissioned to design a 2 storey property using hempcrete as chosen by our client in consultation with ourselves. The main structure of the building was timber frame with both sides of the walls shuttered, no cavity.
mha completed planning and building control and achieved building control completion certificate which was a first for Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council.
The benefits of hempcrete:
excellent moisture handling and resistance,
is a non-toxic material,
provides excellent thermal performance.
This property was located next to Lough Beg within a cluster development and is the first 2 storey hemp house constructed in Northern Ireland.