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Couple using hempcrete to renovate Kensington home

By Ben Convery | Thu 13th Aug 2015 12:45pm

HAVING more than half a dozen tonnes of cannabis on your property is something that would normally raise the eyebrows of police.

But a Kensington couple are using hemp — a variety of cannabis — as a key material in their house renovations.

Grant and Shelley Randle are adding extensions to their Gordon Cres property using hempcrete, an environmentally friendly building material made by mixing the fibres from hemp plants, lime, sand and water.

Mr Randle, who has kept a blog on the renovations, said the pair had used eight tonnes of hemp and 11 tonnes of lime on the project.

He said hempcrete had good thermal resistance values and was fire, pest and mould resistant.

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