If you want to build a house, where would you start?
Using a package supplier to deliver an ecological home – with Adrian Reith
Adrian Reith explains why the joined up design, engineering and quality of a Baufritz home appealed to him.
What is Passive House Accelerator? – with Zack Semke
Zack Semke explains why he's passionate about facilitating the communication and flow of information around Passive House.
What home automation do you really need? – with Mark McCall and Scott McMurray
Mark McCall and Scott McMurray explain what fully integrated home automation is all about.
Having the freedom to build what you want – with Werner Brouwer
Werner Brouwer explains why being able to build a house without restrictions in Oosterwold is also about working together to build a community.
Being resourceful to bring down the cost of a build – with Colin Rice
Self-building an annexe in an area of coastal erosion meant a low-cost but high-performance build was a priority for architect Colin Rice.
Retrofitting period properties – with Roger Hunt
Author Roger Hunt explains why period properties need treating differently when it comes to achieving successful retrofit projects.
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Great podcast !
I’ve listened to every one of these and they are just great. Fantastic insights into modern self build techniques with a focus on sustainability. Ben is great at interviewing an amazing variety of people and I never miss an episode. I’ve learned loads about passiv haus and air tightness and why it all matters. We didn’t end up doing a self build in the end .... but we will one day and I will be much wiser and more prepared having listened to these podcasts. So glad that Ben eventually found a plot and finished his own passiv haus. Keep up the good work ! Scott.
Knowledge that would take too long to look for all in one place
Having wanted to self build myself for a number of years each one of these podcasts details an aspects I have always wanted to know the answered too related to a project I would like to undertake. From construction techniques to budgeting to planning and technology it’s all in here.
Stumbled across this via twitter and very impressed with the breadth and depth of topics discussed! I sincerely hope that program’s like this start to increase general awareness of what is required to build a good quality dwelling and break the monopoly that big developers have in only delivering poorly designed and constructed homes in this country!