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High hopes hemp could revolutionise Australian building industry

By Ben Convery | Mon 18th Sep 2017 22:52pm

The builders of an award-winning home made from hemp hope that they inspire a shift towards making it a mainstream construction material.

Balanced Earth recently won the Master Builders New South Wales Energy Efficient Building award for a home in the Byron Bay hinterland, in northern New South Wales.

Architect Michael Leung said while industrial hemp was popular in textiles, there was a growing interest in using the cannabis sativa plant in buildings.

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