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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Futurebuild 2022 was a blast and confirmed that Hemspan's future is bright!
Ferrock™, a Sustainable Collaboration for the Future?
Ferrock™ Sustainable Collaborations. Exploring how sustainable materials can work together, becoming viable alternatives to traditional materials.
The Cost of Living with Concrete
In this first of our series, we look at a current, critical element of the construction industry, concrete