Sorry for late Blog as we have Been very Busy moving Shops in Fremantle and doing our hempcrete feature wall in store,This has been one of the wettest and longest winters we have had in many years, We had 13 days straight of rain, The NEW flooring system has held up incredible well considering all the rain we have had
It is now all sealed up, for non leaking floor to allow hemp walls to do our breathing for us,
We finally have roof on and are into the hempcete walls this week,below is a few updated photos of the different way in which we have framed to allow more keying in for hempcrete to bond to, as you see we have left our permimnet Breathable MGO board formwork around windows , The house will be lime based rendered outside walls , with a few natural looking walls sealed to revel hemp,it is going to have an industrious modern look, with exposed steel, etc
the photos revel hemp has arrived ,our frame up , and the way we have formed up our walls to protect us a little from weather ,all external walls will internaly have the natural off form wall look , similar to the wall we have just completed in the Fremantle store, next photos will be of hemp walls

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Nannup Flower & Garden Festival was great at the …

Nannup Flower & Garden Festival was great at the weekend. Met some wonderful people.

onto the house next

onto the house next

Fremantle Store – we have moved to

Fremantle Store – we have moved to: Shop 8, 3 Cantonment Street, corner of Market Street, end of Atwell Arcade. Apologies to all our lovely customers, we will not move again!!
Come and have a look at our beautiful Hemp Wall, that has been built in store as a feature.
Our Fremantle girls are happy to answer any questions, that you may have about its process, and how great it is for the Environment.

Love this message from a customer, that is taking …

Love this message from a customer, that is taking our lip balm to Everest:

Hi there, I thought i would tell you my experience.
For months now, I have had badly cracked lips . . and when I say BAD, I mean bad, my mouth was split at both corners and getting thickened skin . . . it was so unsightly and painful so I couldn’t hardly eat!
I tried every medication possible and vitamins AND doctors prescriptions . . . but nothing.

Then – just Sunday gone, I remembered the free Hemp balm that I had somewhere that you guys popped into the IRONMAN WA bag in December.
I thought – I’ll give it a go.

In ONE DAY, there was a MASSIVE improvement . . . by WEDNESDAY (yesterday) . . it was GONE.

For months and months I had trawled the interwebs and doctor for ANY help . . just something . . and it was right there under my nose the whole time.

Thank you guys – your product is amazing and I will be happy to tell the world!

I will also be taking your product with me to Everest next month as an essential item!

I’m coming down for the Busso City to Surf at the weekend – so I will defo be dropping in 🙂

Thank you Thank you Thank you . . . . you guys ROCK.

Hemp home is going well considering the amount of …

Hemp home is going well considering the amount of rain we have had, these photos will document on how we are building, The outer ring beam will support the hempcrete walls and roof,
We are using a new ECO flooring system made here in WA, The Breathable MGO board is 50mm Fire rated termite proof moisture resistant and feels soft under foot, It has held up remarkable as we had 204mm of rain in 5 days just after we laid it, its breathability meant it released the water after a few dry days and dried out ,If we had used our traditional way of underfloor insulation, chipboard , and cement sheet,the floor would have swelled and held water with the amount of rain we had , MGO Board is made up of Magnesium oxide which is a natural mineral and has been used as a bonding agent for mortar in masonry construction for centuries in asia ,also a blend of sawdust and glass mesh fibres cast into trays and cured at ambient temperature ,requiring little or no embodied energy,
The house is now framed and roof should be on by the end of next week,The hemp and binder has arrived , so its all systems go, with this flooring system and hempcrete walls, we are creating a beautiful home that breathes ,and will have no air leaks , thus letting the hempcrete and floor do its thing,We have changed our traditional method of wall framing , to suit our hempcrete walls, these will be documented in the next update

Our super warm sleeveless jacket on sale for $49, …

Our super warm sleeveless jacket on sale for $49, comes in black, bottle and navy. Nice detailed stitching.

Medicinal Cannabis …

Medicinal Cannabis
Georgina from Hemp Co attended the ‘Commonwealth Medicinal Cannabis Initiative’ in Perth yesterday.
Legislation to enable the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal was passed in Parliament on the 29th Feb 2016. Amendments to licensing will come into effect 30th Oct 2016.
It will only be available for specific patient groups under medical supervision. Cannabis grown for medicinal purposes, will be subject to stringent security and quality control measures.
If anyone would like like extra information, please check out the drug control website www.odc.gov.au or email us at hemp@hempco.net.au
Lets hope this gets out the the patients sooner rather than later!

As promised we will document, each stage of the …

As promised we will document, each stage of the Hempcrete home in WA. At the moment we are up to wall framing , but this is how the build begins…..
We are building on coffee rock? ???
Do we excavate and do a cut and fill and cost $$$ or take the risk and go stumps?
That’s what we have chosen stumps,
so here are the first stages
photos show , site set out, and then send in the low embodied machinery off Bella the hole digger , who has TO DIG 110 HOLES
,and wants to keep going,
We will keep posted on this journey as it’s going great so far, next blog well show you the crazy stump set out then followed by the new magnesium oxide and sawdust eps flooring system we have just laid , its awesome.

Great to see Gary in the paper this week

Great to see Gary in the paper this week. ‘Hemp industry ripe for a rich harvest’ Builder and Hemp Co owner Gary Rogers said the region could host a processing plant as more people around WA were granted licences to grow and sell hemp.’The South West of WA is one of the best climates in the world to grow hemp’ he said. ‘All we need is a processing facility’ ‘We’ve got that, we’ve got a billion dollar industry on our door-step’ Gary is building a house from hempcrete, a mixture of water, lime, and hemp stalk hurd. Unused mills could be converted to process hemp and provide jobs. The problem is growers have nowhere to sell their raw produce to get processed.
Laws need to be brought ‘into line with the rest of the world, to reflect changing public opinion on issues like hemp use, medicinal cannabis, and hemp foods.
Hemp Co will be showing updates of our Hemp house, later on this week.