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.
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 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.
We delve into the pros of external wall insulation and why material matters.
The Industrial Hemp Act in the US. How defining hemp will help the cause.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We look at the heroes of the sustainable construction world. In particular, one company that has pioneered ecological building using hemp.
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.
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!
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.
We are so thrilled to be able to introduce Bio Board. The sustainable alternative to plasterboard is available now from the Hempsan® shop.
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.
This week we look at the reasons that insulation matters. Price, comfort and health are all important factors when considering insulation.
How we construct our buildings affects those who build them and the end-user. This week we look at how.
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.
This week we take a further look at soil and the effect pesticides and fertilisers have had on it and the greater environment.
Futurebuild 2022 was a blast and confirmed that Hemspan's future is bright!
We take a look at how fungi could play a role in enhancing hemp's already wonderful attributes.
Hemp is ingrained in our history and culture.
We chatted with our design partner about our collaboration, the future of sustainable design and much more.