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Steve Allin

Sustainable hemp consultant offering online advice and solutions.

Steve Allin is an author, teacher and consultant on ecological building. He has enthusiastically pioneered the use of hemp in building internationally for many years and has also contributed articles to a variety of publications from the Green Building Bible to Irish Tech News and HempToday.

The founding director of the International Hemp Building Association (IHBA) he continues to advise, educate and lecture worldwide on the subject of hemp building.

Steve Allin is the author of the primer book on the subject Building with Hemp which was published in Dec 2005 (2nd edition 2012), his latest book is Hemp Buildings: 50 International Case Studies (2021).

He provides an online consultation service, where ever you are located in the world, to discuss design options and other issues relating to your proposed project, new build, residential extension or refurbishment. He also has extensive expertise in building process and material development.

He offers a special advisory option to students with an international focus. He is always happy to answer questions and discuss projects.

hemp cottage renovation
An example of hemp plaster as insulation on old stone cottage walls.
Hemp Buildings: 50 International Case Studies

Hemp Buildings: 50 International Case Studies

Steve Allin’s new book is a comprehensive overview of projects that showcase the use of hemp-based materials