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Hemp House wins NSW Energy Efficiency Award

By Ben Convery | Tue 5th Sep 2017 16:49pm

Congratulations to Balanced Earth Building

Sustainable House Day

By Ben Convery | Thu 31st Aug 2017 10:57am

Australia’s most innovative green homes will be open to the public on Sustainable House Day, taking place on Sunday 17 September. The national event will give people a rare view into exceptional homes designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind and allow them to speak to and learn from homeowners. Off-grid living, solar with […]

Hemp house a ‘no-brainer’ because of reduced environmental impact and lower energy costs

By Ben Convery | Sun 27th Aug 2017 12:52pm

A house fit for Grand Designs is under construction in Canberra’s inner north. Once completed, the O’Connor knockdown rebuild will be carbon neutral, termite proof and fire resistant. And it’s made of hemp. When home owner Rowan Woodburn approached designer Angela Knock to draw up plans for a new home, his priority was to slash […]

Canberra’s first hemp house under construction

By Ben Convery | Thu 24th Aug 2017 10:55am

It’s fire resistant, termite proof, completely natural and carbon positive – welcome to Canberra’s first hemp house. Plan It Green designer Angela Knock, Prostyle Building Group and owners Rowan and Vicki Woodburn have become pioneers of the technique in the nation’s capital. Full article in the Sydney Morning Herald

‘Miracle’ hemp house for country family in need

By Ben Convery | Tue 9th May 2017 11:06am

Bucket by bucket, a hempcrete house is being constructed by volunteer labour in a small New South Wales town to provide an accessible and clean-air environment for triplets with muscular dystrophy. The Read family of Canowindra in central-west New South Wales has been overwhelmed by help from friends, community members and complete strangers. “It’s pretty […]

Hemp The Latest In Sustainable Housing

By Ben Convery | Fri 16th Sep 2016 11:48am

  Local builder James Isaacs says building homes out of hemp is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly ways.  of doing so, after starting construction on his first hemp house. Mr Isaacs runs the Belubula Hemp Homes construction business, and is currently working on a house made out of hemp on The Escort Way in between Cudal and Eugowra. “Hemp is […]

Marrickville Hemp Extension

By Ben Convery | Tue 16th Aug 2016 11:26am

Building with hemp is still a novelty in Australia, but interest continues to grow. This house in inner-Sydney is built using hempcrete for its low embodied energy and excellent acoustic and thermal performance. This house is opened for Sustainable House Day 2016 When Simon and Holly decided to renovate the back of their home in […]

National design award for Culburra Beach Hemp house

By Ben Convery | Fri 6th Nov 2015 11:17am

A CULBURRA Beach home has won a National Building Designers Australia award in Hobart. Kirstie Wulf, from Shelter Building Design, won the award for new residential buildings up to 250m2 and under $2,000/m2, for the house she designed and built at Culburra Beach. Natural materials, including hempcrete walls, plywood ceilings and sheep’s wool insulation were […]

Upcoming AHMC Workshop Gold Coast 23 & 24 September 2017

By Klara Marosszeky | Sun 25th Oct 2015 19:38pm

Our next workshop for Builders, Owner Builders, Architects and Building Designers will be on 23 & 24 September on the Gold Coast Qld, at Rockcote’s Showroom in Indy Court Nerang.    The workshop will cover all aspects of working with hempcrete in the building industry. The main focus  will be on new residential construction and […]

Show your support for the Australian Hemp Industry

By Ben Convery | Thu 22nd Oct 2015 02:50am

Another way you can support the emerging Australian industry is to join the Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance. To find out about the Alliance’s work go to https://www.facebook.com/Australian-Industrial-Hemp-Alliance-535403266627042/ Please contact vice.president@hempalliance.com.au for more information on membership

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