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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ferrock™, a Sustainable Collaboration for the Future?
Ferrock™ Sustainable Collaborations. Exploring how sustainable materials can work together, becoming viable alternatives to traditional materials.
A Chat with Our Architectural Partner, Pixel
We chatted with our design partner about our collaboration, the future of sustainable design and much more.