MATERIALS

These materials are used since the dawn of time and are definitively materials for tomorrow.


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HEMP : A DYNAMIC MATTER

Chenevotte shines through its heat/light reflection. It is the inside of the hemp stem, defibered and 70% of its structure is made of silica crystalline. A very mineral like vegetal body, which suits perfectly the building.

• Very light, very insulating

• Compaction resistant

• Abundant, affordable and local


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CLAY

Undeniably the most utilized material in the history of mankind. The most ecological of all. It is a binder present everywhere, used as it is, without transformation.

• Ionizing

• Sanitizing

•Abundant, affordable and local


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SAND

Local sand, quartz, marble or rock powders are the basis of finishing coatings and natural mortars. Sans is a key ingredient for construction; it is a mass that stabilizes temperature.

• Very heavy, strong thermal inertia

• Stable and inert

• Abundant, affordable and local

 


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LIME

Lime is a binder that has been used for millenniums. Its mastery dates back to antiquity. It is a versatile material extends far beyond construction. Lime cleanses stabilizes and keeps materials from deteriorating. It is a natural glue coming from limestone's baking. It is used as much in mortar fabrication as in decorative effects preparation.

• Antiseptic and antifungal

• Breathable

• Abundant, affordable and local