Exciting research collaboration to develop new limewash for building surfaces

University of Hertfordshire researchers and UK Hempcrete are developing a building coating that uses bacteria to protect and self-repair against erosion. An innovation for a pioneering new limewash for building surfaces, which uses bacteria to form a barrier against erosion damage, will be trialed by Whyte & Mackay at their Isle of Jura Distillery. The […]

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Studio Bio Case Study: North Yorkshire Radical Retrofit

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.

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Hempcrete Blocks: New load-bearing system available

load-bearing hempcrete blocks

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 […]

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