The Limecrete Company has been awarded a contract on an ‘outstanding’ BREEAM project at the University of Bradford.
The Limecrete Company Ltd – a Norfolk based sustainable construction firm – has been awarded the contract to place the hempcrete at the Sustainability and Enerprise Centre at the University of Bradford. The SEC has been designed to BREEAM ‘oustanding’ standards and is aiming to achieve the highest BREEAM rating of any building in the world.
The Limecrete Company will be using their cutting edge hemp spraying machinery while working for GB Building Solutios and placing Tradical® Hemcrete® from Lime Technologies.
Louise Yallop from The Limecrete Company said:
“We are proud to be entrusted with this innovative and prestigious project. This feels like the culmination of many years of hard work. We are lucky to have a brilliant team who impressed the main contractors with their attitude and workmanship when they visited us on site.”
BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method and is the world’s leading environmental assessment method for buildings. BREEAM takes an holistic approach to measuring environmental impact and sets the standard for sustainable building design. Values of sustainability run through the whole design of the SEC from the materials used to the physics of the building and the renewable technologies employed.
Hempcrete has been chosen along with other sustainable building materials such as timber and recycled aggregates. Made from combining UK grown hemp shiv with a lime based binder, hempcrete is carbon negative and therefore highly thermally efficient. The material regulates the temperature and humidity of a building, benefiting health and reducing heating and cooling bills to a fraction of those on conventionally built buildings.
The SEC will showcase truly sustainable design and promote sustainable living through its use as a research and learning centre.