222 episodes

How do you make a healthy, comfortable home that's sustainable and cost effective?

A ‘green’ home is the foundation of living a green lifestyle. Join me as I interview leading architects from around the world and discuss the how, why and who of eco homes and sustainable design. From simple energy saving tips to insulation upgrades, kitchen remodelling, solar power and insulating concrete slabs. #Feedback to matthew@homestylegreen.com

Home Style Green - Sustainable Design and Building Matthew Cutler-welsh

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How do you make a healthy, comfortable home that's sustainable and cost effective?

A ‘green’ home is the foundation of living a green lifestyle. Join me as I interview leading architects from around the world and discuss the how, why and who of eco homes and sustainable design. From simple energy saving tips to insulation upgrades, kitchen remodelling, solar power and insulating concrete slabs. #Feedback to matthew@homestylegreen.com

    Building Better Homes with Third Little Pig

    Building Better Homes with Third Little Pig

    Simon Wansbrough is the Founder and Director of Third Little Pig, a custom home builder based in Christchurch. We discuss how Simon got into building in the first place, what building better homes means to him, and how he's been able to become more selective about the projects he takes on.

    • 34 min
    Polystudio, A House for all Seasons

    Polystudio, A House for all Seasons

    Daniel Wolkenberg is a student of the 90s. He took the fairly typical route out of Architecture School and worked for a couple of different studios as a graduate. During this time Daniel worked on some fairly major projects such as Federation Square in Melbourne. He gained experience in master planning and got exposure to people and practices. With a desire to own more of the complete process and to fully connect with clients, Daniel opened his own practice, Polystudio at the beginning of 2012.

    • 36 min
    From Oil Rigs to Passive Houses

    From Oil Rigs to Passive Houses

    Before Reece Beresford trained as a builder and started his own company, he did some time working on oil rigs. Now he's aspiring to build Certified Passive House for clients in Perth, Western Australia.

    • 25 min
    High Performance uPVC Windows Made in Melbourne

    High Performance uPVC Windows Made in Melbourne

    Viktoria Nikitina is Managing Director of Blue Sky Windows, a manufacturer of high quality, high performance uPVC windows based in Melbourne, Victoria.

    With so many locally manufactured options now available, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider windows and doors like these for your next project.

    • 37 min
    A Sustainable ICF ECO-Block Home

    A Sustainable ICF ECO-Block Home

    Simon Cator of Pro Clima New Zealand recently caught up with Kirstie Brown at a sustainable house that Kirstie has built using ECO-Block Insulation Concrete Forms (ICF) in Tauranga.

    Simon finds out about the advantages of using ECO-Blocks and how an airtight construction is already contributing to great performance.

    This episode and accompanying article originally appeared on Eboss, https://www.eboss.co.nz/ebossnow/pro-clima-intelligent-air-barrier-tauranga-sustainable-home

    • 10 min
    High Performance Lessons from Luxury Homes

    High Performance Lessons from Luxury Homes

    Browsing the photo gallery on Jeff Bogard's R.E.A Homes website, 'sustainability' is not likely the first word that comes to mind. Can large, luxury houses actually be sustainable? This is one of the topics I discussed with Jeff who's been providing high performance homes for discerning clients in Saint Louis for over fourteen years.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Jluhrs2014 ,

Grand Designs NZ Style

This is a great podcast if you are interested in any aspect of building or DIY. I have listened to every podcast and the interviews have a wide gamut of guests with different backgrounds ranging from design to engineering. My fav is ep44

PJC730 ,

Great

Great review of green building resources for homes specific to NZ but also touching on topics around the world. I have just returned to NZ and the state of the housing is making me sad all over again, so I'm enjoying listening to people who are doing something to change it.

mjdinnz ,

DawsoninNZ

This podcast has been extremely helpful for me as we’ve been designing our new home. It’s great for getting solid unbiased information from someone who isn’t trying to sell you something! I love it.

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