Studio Bio Case Study: Illingworths Barn

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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Ecobuild 2017, ASBP and Build It Live North West

Hempcrete Blocks HCB Ecobuild 2017

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 […]

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We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us… (Part 2)

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 […]

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We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us… (part 1)

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us…” said Winston Churchill (1874-1965), who died 50 years ago this this week. This oft-quoted comment on architecture resonates today as much it ever did. With the emphasis today on building (and upgrading our existing buildings) to meet standards of energy performance – in both construction and use […]

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