Earth Plaster..& hemp of course! - Products

By: Hempire Building  05/12/2011

Rapidly becoming our most popular plaster..good value and looks well..very natural!

Earth Plasters are currently enjoying a revival after a long history of use in traditional buildings. Prepared at there most basic level, from clay subsoil, aggregates and a natural form of fibre, would have traditionally been the first method of waterproofing. Earth plasters have been used all over the world, in all climates, since shelter building began.

There are many benefits to using Earth Plasters. They are porous which means they allow the building structure to breath. They have a thirst for moisture. This means the can function to regulate levels of relative humidity in the atmosphere. They can safely absorb and hold moisture vapour within their molecular structure and release it when the relative humidity drops.Hempire Earth Plaster is made without synthetic additives and is entirely non -toxic. It has the ability to decrease levels of indoor pollution. It allows the structure to breath protecting the building fabric from moisture. It is soft to the eye and can moderate temperature swings making the walls feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It works acoustically to soften sound creating peaceful and calm living and working spaces.

Advantages of Earth Plaster over Lime Plaster

·      Lower environmental impact than Lime.

·      Less expensive than Lime.

·      Greater ability to self-seal.

·      Earth plaster needs less time to dry and cure.

·      Can therefore speed up the plastering schedule.

Advantages of Lime Plaster over Earth Plaster

·      Stronger, harder finish.

·      More consistent colour .

·      More hygroscopic.





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