About Hannan Build

Hannan Build Pty Ltd was founded in 2014 by third generation builder Shane Hannan from Dungog in the Hunter Valley. Shane is passionate about design and architectural excellence as well as sustainable, environmentally friendly building practices, and combines both these passions to create beautifully crafted custom built healthy homes with a carbon zero to negative footprint.

Hannan Build’s experienced and professional team deliver a unique quality of service to clients, offering a wide range of building options from consultation and design for new builds to renovations, pergolas, pizza ovens or training workshops, using both BCA certified Hemp Masonry as well as traditional and sustainable building materials.

We can custom design your new home to award winning standards using passive solar principles and  local non-toxic natural materials.


Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. Or get in touch with us here.

Why build with Hemp?

Hemp is a sustainable, healthy, natural building material with some unique properties: it is fire resistant; termite resistant; creates breathable walls; is great natural insulation (more than twice traditional brick vaneer). An industrial hemp crop can be grown and harvested in 20 weeks and once it’s in a wall all that carbon is sequestered for the life of the building.

How much does a hemp home cost?

It can be 5-15% dearer than a traditional building but will save on heating and cooling costs throughout its lifetime. In the Hunter Valley, due to local supply, its embodied energy, environmental and health benefits outweigh any other sustainable building product.






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