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Hemp in the sun

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Promising Beginnings

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.

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Back to school

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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.

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Cows grazing

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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.

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Hemp Field

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Naturally Net-Zero

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.

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Superhero on a building

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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.

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Planet on fire

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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.

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Natural Materials

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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.

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Hemp fibres

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Hemp Day-To-Day

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!

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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.

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Bio Board

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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.

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Sequioa Tree

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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.

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Eco home

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Why Insulation Matters

This week we look at the reasons that insulation matters. Price, comfort and health are all important factors when considering insulation.

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Breathable future

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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.

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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.

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Pesticides and fertiliser spray

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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.

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Hemp Products

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Futurebuild 2022

Futurebuild 2022 was a blast and confirmed that Hemspan's future is bright!

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Fungi

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Hemp & Fungi

We take a look at how fungi could play a role in enhancing hemp's already wonderful attributes.

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The Gracious Hand of Hemp

Hemp is ingrained in our history and culture.

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Interview

A Chat with Our Architectural Partner, Pixel

We chatted with our design partner about our collaboration, the future of sustainable design and much more.

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