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Steve Allin

Working with hemp materials in construction projects since 1997, Steve Allin has gained invaluable knowledge about which materials to use, where, and how. He is always happy to answer questions and discuss projects.

Steve Allin has enthusiastically pioneered the use of hemp in building in Ireland and internationally since 1997 and is the author of the pre-eminent book “Building with Hemp” (2005) 2nd Edition (2012). His latest book is “Hemp Buildings: 50 International Case Studies” (2021).

In his activities connected to actually using the materials, he has experimented with many different combinations of ingredients to create a binder for hempcrete and has consulted with different projects all over the world. As a hemp building consultant, he has advised on projects in Belgium, Canada, Haiti, Ireland, Nepal, South Africa, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States. He has run many successful Hemp building courses in Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, and the United States. He continues to act as an advisor for projects wishing to establish hemp processing facilities for hemp construction products.

He is currently the director of the International Hemp Building Association IHBA which was formed in November 2009 after a successful 1st International Hemp Building Symposium organized earlier that year in Ireland. In his role as director of the IHBA, Steve has given presentations in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.