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