Hemp Building -What a great weekend we had with Klara from the Australian Hemp Masonry Company. This was a first for WA and was well attended, I’m sure she will be back again! Its a great alternative to synthetic building materials, and has exceptional thermal properties. It’s an exciting time in the Hemp Industry in WA. We may see our first Hemp build here in the near future.Hemp Building WA, Matt and Phill, pictured looking good in our Hemp Polo’s! Gary, owner of the Margaret River Hemp Co, and registered builder, says Hemp is the way to go.
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The Australian Hemp and Lime Masonry Company
2 day workshops – see below
30th and 31st May in Perth
Register on-line :
We offer 2 day workshops that include formal and hands on training about building with Hemp Masonry or Hemp lime construction materials – for Builders, Building designers, Architects and Owner builders.
Covers: Batch preparation, tools and equipment, installation and options for formwork, curing requirements, design elements, fixtures and finishing, thermal performance, carbon profile and Building Code (BCA) compliance, WH&S and storage of materials.
Hours: Saturday 8.00am for 8.30 start through to 4pm / Sunday 8.00am to 4pm (Please note some workshops offer additional options)
All training is delivered by an accredited workplace trainer and assessor and includes AHMC Construction Manual, lunches and light refreshments.
Cost: The cost for workshops in NSW and Queensland close to where we are based is $600. Where we need to travel long distance e.g. Western Australia or where the workshop runs for extended hours the cost is $800. Please check the list below for specific information for each workshop.
We also offer at least 2 workshops each year at larger sites in regional areas, where we can have more participants and at these we offer onsite camping and a substantial discount for concession holders.
Once your registration has been lodged by completing and submitting the Registration Form below, we will contact you by email requesting that you confirm your place by paying the workshop fee by direct deposit and emailing a copy of your payment receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments should be made to:
Australian Hemp Masonry Pty Ltd
BSB: 112 – 879
Acc: 422 430 393
Workshops are offered monthly in locations around Australia. Please contact us for details.
The following are confirmed dates for workshops in 2015 and additional workshop dates will be announced here:
17 & 18 January Tunbridge, Tasmania
28 Feb & 1 March, Central Coast, NSW
28 & 29 March, Nerang Qld (at Rockcote’s Showroom 20 mins from Gold Coast Airport)
25 & 26 April Blue Knob, NSW Northern Rivers (*** Low income and concession holder discount available. )
16 & 17 May at Shepherds Ground, Butterwick, Hunter Valley NSW – Cost $590 (Discount available for Shepherds Ground members) + optional Camping $10 per night
30 & 31 May, Perth – Cost $800 (There is an optional networking Dinner on the Saturday evening $25pp)
27 & 28 June, Nerang, Qld (at Rockcote’s Showroom 20 mins from Gold Coast Airport) – Cost $600
July (date to be confirmed) Sydney
26 & 27 September, Nerang, Qld (at Rockcote’s Showroom 20 mins from Gold Coast Airport)
28 & 29 November, Nerang, Qld
Congratulations to Liam O’Brien for winning the Hemp Co prize draw for a $100.
International Hemp Day, 21 April.
To celebrate we are giving 10% store wide for one week.
Please use code ‘hemp10’ on the internet, or just mention in store, to one of our friendly staff.
Have a great Easter everyone. Winter Stock has now arrived. Thanks to Marnie, Michelle and models, for all their hard work for the photo shoot last week. Glenn too, for letting us use his Hemp crop as a back drop. We had fun.
Georgie and Cecile at last week’s photo shoot for the new Winter Stock. They were in Nannup at the Hemp Farm
Summer Clearance Sale on Now.
Finally, we have an Industrial Hemp Crop grown near Margaret River. Thanks to Glen for showing us round his first trial Crop. One hectare can build a house from the fibre stalks. Plus, the added protein from the seeds and flowers. Wonderful Plant.
The Forum meet on the 30th January to consider if hemp foods are safe for human consumption in Australia and New Zealand. They have till the 13th Feb for final decision, and are considering the following: 1. Law enforcement issues. 2. CBD levels. 3. Confused message to consumers about the acceptability and safety of cannabis.
Hemp has low CBD levels and the rest of the world, doesnt seem to have a problem!
As you may know, the Health Ministers from each State and Territory and New Zealand are meeting on 30th January. One of the items on the agenda is hemp food approval.This must be done no later than 13th feb 2015. Fingers crossed!
Margaret River Shop
133 Bussell Highway
Margaret River, WA
(08) 9758 8600
3 Cantonment St, Corner of Market Street,
(08) 9430 7773
PO Box 387
Margaret River WA 6285