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Studio Bio Case Study: Compact Hempcrete Extension, London

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Our latest case study is a modestly sized rear single-storey extension, which has been carried to completion by the self-builder client to an impressive specification. This Hempcrete extension is small but perfectly formed.

Our client Dan contacted us having already received technical drawings for the extension which had been produced with natural materials in mind, but without the technical scrutiny required. This process is not uncommon for our design clients; where an architectural designer details a project with natural materials at the request of a sustainable-minded client, but without the depth of specialist experience required to detail a building for a fully vapour-open construction.

At the point at which we were engaged by the client, the steel frame had already been fabricated. If we can be involved earlier we would have worked with our preferred engineer to specify an all-timber construction, using glulam posts & beams where necessary. Despite this, this project has packed a plethora of natural materials into its small form.

Make sure to read the full case study to find out more about the design, materials used and construction processes. 

Do you have a bio-based project? We have a range of packages for each design stage to suit your project. You can find out more about our Design Services here: UK Hempcrete Design Services.

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