The 11th Hemp Building Symposium: An Overview
Earlier this month our analyst, Dermot Moore attended the 11th Hemp Symposium in the Netherlands. Over the course of two days there were a variety of demonstrations and speakers. Here is is overview.
In The Wake of Groundswell
After exhibiting at Groundswell in June, we reflect on what visitors to our stand had to say about the future of hemp.
Cavity Wall Insulation
Cavity Wall Insulation is part and parcel of the British housing stock. We look at how biomaterials can help with the insulation problems that cavity walls have caused, such as dampness and mould.
External Wall Insulation – Quick, Durable, Long-lasting
We delve into the pros of external wall insulation and why material matters.
Realising Industrial Hemp
The Industrial Hemp Act in the US. How defining hemp will help the cause.
Passive Vs Active House
Passive Vs Active housing is a nuanced debate examining sustainability and reliance on electricity. We look at how these approaches differ and the standards set by the government.
‘It’s a No-Brainer’ – Biobased is Best
It's a no-brainer! Graham Durrant has vast experience with hemp, and we were lucky enough to have him present his findings and learning at our CPD event. Here is a summary of his presentation.
CIBUS21: A Partnership for the Planet and the Future!
Announcing our partnership with Cibus21. An HGV retrofitting solution that will revolutionise HGV transportation and deliver enormous cross-industry benefits.
The Jeremy Blake Presentation
We were honoured to have the talented Jeremy Blake present at our CPD Day. His experience with and evident admiration for hemp radiated throughout. We hope you enjoy this summary.
Retrofitting – A series in progress
Retrofitting is a great idea, but mired in misconceptions and confusion. We begin a series that answers some of the most frequently asked questions we receive on this topic.
The Professor Tom Woolley Presentation
In late September, we hosted our first CPD, with presenters including Professor Tom Woolley. Before releasing the videos we have decided to offer an overview of the presentations, beginning with Tom's
How Hemspan® prices compare with conventional insulation?
One of our most frequently asked questions is about how our prices compare to conventional insulation. The benefits of hemp insulation are multi-layered and don't stop when you leave the house.
The Hare vs the Tortoise: Agritourism
We've looked at rural-urban linkage now to shine a spotlight on agritourism. We look at how it reconnects people to the land while helping improve sustainability.
Roots Of Survival
Our increasing urbanisation has cut us off from the environment. We look at studies and see what we should do to reconnect our roots od survival.
Hemp started with promising beginnings. As a versatile crop, hemp was used widely for sails, clothing, fishing nets, and much more. We explore the next chapter for this wonder plant.
Sink or Swim? – How do we Staunch Flooding?
Flooding is an annual problem impacting everyone, from the plains of America and the farmlands of Europe to the inner cities of China. We look at the considered natural solutions.
Big Reveals from the Covid 19 Pandemic
What lessons have been learnt from the Covid 19 pandemic, and what does this mean for the environment?
HEMSPAN’S First Hemp CPD Event – Who’s Talking?
We're hosting our first hemp CPD event in collaboration with Margent Farm in the most picturesque surroundings. Read all about who will be presenting on the day.
Where Is Meat In Our Future?
Is meat in our future? We look at how farming is adapting to climate change and the challenges it poses for the future.
We look at how natural materials can benefit more than the construction industry. Natural materials can benefit farmers and communities, improving our health and, essentially the health of the planet.
Heroes, Who Needs ‘Em?
We look at the heroes of the sustainable construction world. In particular, one company that has pioneered ecological building using hemp.
Hemp is Cooler than Ever
Could hemp be the solution to cooling down our homes and saving the planet? We take a look at a project in Ein Hod, Israel.
Hemp – Combating Microplastics
Our home is our safe space, right? Think again! A closer look reveals a world of microplastics. We look at hemp as a natural solution to combating microplastics.
Could we use hemp day-to-day? Can you recycle hemp? Is hemp an alternative to traditional wood-based functional products around the home? This week we find out!
Hemp’s Current Status
Regulation, bad press and stigma have plagued hemp for decades. We take a look at how this is changing and what's being done in the UK.
Hemp: Achieving Net-Zero
This week we look at the impact hemp can have on achieving net-zero. We take a look at two high-polluting industries and the role that startups have in inspiring change.
The Case For Modular Housing: 3 Benefits For The Industry
This week we look at some of the benefits of modular housing and how it could change the UK construction industry.
Launching Hemspan® Bio Board, The New Wonderwall
We are so thrilled to be able to introduce Bio Board. The sustainable alternative to plasterboard is available now from the Hempsan® shop.
Designers In The Know, Know Hemp
Looking at the trailblazers in sustainable design. There are some great projects happening around the UK and Europe, and this week we look at a few that are leading the way.
Why Insulation Matters
This week we look at the reasons that insulation matters. Price, comfort and health are all important factors when considering insulation.
Thinking about a more breathable future
How we construct our buildings affects those who build them and the end-user. This week we look at how.
Insulation Values… U-VALUE R-VALUE K-VALUE?
Insulation values can get confusing. We hope that this article explains what the insulation values mean and why they are so important, for you, your family and the greater environment.
Benefits of Bast Fibres
This week we take a look at bast fibres, their benefits and properties. The modern age has been unkind to these crops, but a resurgence has begun.
Running the Earth into the Ground
This week we take a further look at soil and the effect pesticides and fertilisers have had on it and the greater environment.
Soil, A Dirty Topic!
In this post, we look at the current soil situation and what we can do to regenerate it for the future.
Futurebuild 2022 was a blast and confirmed that Hemspan's future is bright!
Hemp & Fungi
We take a look at how fungi could play a role in enhancing hemp's already wonderful attributes.
The Gracious Hand of Hemp
Hemp is ingrained in our history and culture.
Ferrock™, a Sustainable Collaboration for the Future?
Ferrock™ Sustainable Collaborations. Exploring how sustainable materials can work together, becoming viable alternatives to traditional materials.
Who Should We Be Listening To?
We take a look at a few of the voices fighting for the future of the planet and humanity, and who we should be listening to know.
A Chat with Our Architectural Partner, Pixel
We chatted with our design partner about our collaboration, the future of sustainable design and much more.
The Cost of Living with Concrete
In this first of our series, we look at a current, critical element of the construction industry, concrete