Category Archives: Construction

Look Out Romania – Here Come’s Hemp

We aren’t the only ones trying to do this … as I write these words Andreea is making calls … this is so happening 🙂 … this is Teodor Pop of Lux Perennial … which are associated with Hemp Technologies USA … which are associated with Lime Technologies UK.

Learning to Read Plans

I’ve been spending the last few weeks immersed in reading about wood-framing. I’m really enjoying the experience of feeling that it really is possible to self-build a home. It’s logical, straightforward and building with hemp simplifies it even more. I recently came across these sample PDF plans of an eco-house from Studs – a UK […]

Modece Architects

It’s been over a week that I’ve had the website for Modece Architects open in my browser. I really enjoyed the website – it feels like an authentically green site – one that actually walks the walk. Particularly I’ve browsed back and forth endlessly in the sustainable-construction gallery which has been quite an eye opener. […]

Timber Framing

Introduction A few weeks ago when I began exploring the world of framing it (and I) was dominated by a fairly straightforward technique of wood-framing – using standard 2×4 lumber with nails and metal connectors to construct a home frame. But then I came across a blog where someone spoke of another building method – […]

Passivhaus

Introduction Passivhaus is one of the terms out there in eco-green-sustaintable building land. It may look like its spelled wrong but that’s because its originally from Germany. It represents a very strict and high standard of energy efficiency in a building. It isn’t (yet) an official requirement or standard but it is gathering momentum as […]

Interview with Ian Pritchett of Lime Technology

So pleasing to see a pleasant person who loves and believes in what he does. An interview with Ian Pritchett, Managing Director of Lime Technology:

Hempcrete Building

Informative video which did a great job of putting images to words: