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If you want to build a house, where would you start?

House Planning Help Podcast Ben Adam-Smith

    • Education

If you want to build a house, where would you start?

    A contemporary Passivhaus home in a rural context – with Martin McCrae and Mhairi Grant

    A contemporary Passivhaus home in a rural context – with Martin McCrae and Mhairi Grant

    Mhairi Grant and Martin McCrae share their self build journey. Their contemporary home seems to have it all, from striking design and great ecological credentials to high quality finish and value for money... but Martin and Mhairi had to work hard for it!

    • 35 min
    Energy | People | Buildings – with Hattie Hartman

    Energy | People | Buildings – with Hattie Hartman

    Hattie Hartman, Sustainability Editor at the Architects' Journal, shares insights from her new book Energy, People, Buildings.

    • 32 min
    The houses I've lived in - with Ben Adam-Smith

    The houses I've lived in - with Ben Adam-Smith

    Ben Adam-Smith reflects on the homes he's lived in and what he's learnt from living in them.

    • 26 min
    Is mechanical ventilation just something else to go wrong? – with Ben Adam-Smith

    Is mechanical ventilation just something else to go wrong? – with Ben Adam-Smith

    Ben Adam-Smith shares his own experience of living with a mechanical ventilation system. While he's clocked up a few error messages on the unit and had more problems than most, he explains why he wouldn't want to go back to natural ventilation.

    • 20 min
    Do I need self build insurance? – with Andrew Reardon

    Do I need self build insurance? – with Andrew Reardon

    Andrew Reardon from ProAktive explains the insurance options that are available to anyone carrying out a self build or renovation.

    • 31 min
    Why retrofit a Victorian terraced home to Passivhaus standard? – with Guy Hargreaves

    Why retrofit a Victorian terraced home to Passivhaus standard? – with Guy Hargreaves

    Guy Hargreaves explains why he wanted to renovate his Victorian terraced house to Passivhaus standard and how this is going to be achieved.

    • 25 min

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