Tritton Road is a London based modestly sized rear single-storey extension, which has been carried to completion by the self-builder client to an impressive specification. Tritton Road is small but perfectly formed.
Illingworths Barn is an extensive renovation of a 18th century Yorkshire stone barn. Natural materials have been prioritised throughout the design of this project. The pine king-post roof trusses have been left exposed in the existing building, and a new Douglas fir in-the-round column and glulam beam structure is used in the new glazed extension.
What’s new in Hempcrete Blocks? It was really interesting to see IsoHemp’s new Hempro loadbearing system for hempcrete block walls under construction on site last month. The new system consists of normal hempcrete blocks that have been adapted to allow the casting of a reinforced concrete frame inside the hempcrete wall as the building goes […]
Show Season Ecobuild 2017 With a busier-than-ever year ahead of us, UK Hempcrete is currently in the thick of the show season. If you missed us at ASBP ‘Healthy Buildings’ conference, and Build It Live North West, catch us at Ecobuild (7-9 March). We’ll be casting hempcrete into a timber frame and showing our pre-cast […]
Free food, and accommodation in the beautiful French Alps in exchange for your work casting hempcrete in a new build Alpine chalet. Summer’s (nearly) here… and the hempcrete season has begun! We’re posting this for some clients of ours who are self-building a timber frame and hempcrete chalet near Chamonix in the French Alps. They […]
Part 2 of our blog post comparing natural and synthetic insulation materials… “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us…” Winston Churchill (1874-1965) In Part 1 of this blog article I looked at the problems inherent in trying to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment by using huge amounts of synthetic materials to insulate […]