545 episodes

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast embodies Fine Homebuilding magazine's commitment to the preservation of craftsmanship and the advancement of home performance in residential construction. Hosted by the magazine's editors, The FHB Podcast is an informal but vigorous show about the techniques and principles that allow listeners to master their design and building challenges.

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    • 4.8 • 697 Ratings

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast embodies Fine Homebuilding magazine's commitment to the preservation of craftsmanship and the advancement of home performance in residential construction. Hosted by the magazine's editors, The FHB Podcast is an informal but vigorous show about the techniques and principles that allow listeners to master their design and building challenges.

    Sizing Stringers for Wet Wood, Odd Foundations, and Concrete Domes

    Sizing Stringers for Wet Wood, Odd Foundations, and Concrete Domes

    The crew hears about indoor-air quality and reclaiming flooring before taking questions about stair stringers, mudsill details, and building a concrete dome.

    • 55 min
    PRO TALK With Carpenter Antonio Lama

    PRO TALK With Carpenter Antonio Lama

    In this Pro-Talk podcast, FHB contributor Ian Schwandt talks to lead carpenter Antonio Lama about being a lead carpenter with an economics degree, becoming interested in high-performance building, and career opportunities for tradespeople.

    • 33 min
    The Best of the Fine Homebuilding Podcast, Volume 4

    The Best of the Fine Homebuilding Podcast, Volume 4

    Listen and laugh as the crew navigate the trials and tribulations of residential building, design, and remodeling in some of our favorite clips from episodes 155 to 200.

    • 51 min
    PRO TALK With Carpenter Leah Stargardter

    PRO TALK With Carpenter Leah Stargardter

    Fine Homebuilding Contributor Ian Schwandt talks to carpentry-program graduate Leah Stargardter about the Madison College Remodeling Carpentry Program, working in urban environments, and construction workforce diversity.

    • 40 min
    Trusses in a Fire, Roof Outsulation, and Problems With Spray Foam

    Trusses in a Fire, Roof Outsulation, and Problems With Spray Foam

    The crew hears from listeners about tilt-turn windows and roof sheathing before taking listener questions about trusses, rigid insulation on the roof, and spray foam.

    • 1 hr
    PRO TALK With Water-Heater Expert Spencer Pope

    PRO TALK With Water-Heater Expert Spencer Pope

    Patrick talks to Spencer Pope of Bradford White, water-heater manufacturer, about making your water heater last longer, the breakdown of how Americans heat domestic hot water, and the strange calls that come into customer service.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
697 Ratings

697 Ratings

LuBK ,

Professional Podcast

Stumbled on to you from Fine Woodworking. I have zero building skills or experience but learned a lot. For example I now know not to be embarrassed when my neighbors say I live in a styrofoam house. I had it built by a company that convinced me continuous pore concrete was a good idea. So I have an ICF home. I live in Europe for over 40 years (I am American) and find your comments on European construction interesting and some times amusing. I plan on relocating and building another home in about a year. I will use my knowledge gained from your podcast to ask dumb questions and drive my contractor nuts. Keep up the good work.

Nick Cyr ,

Great podcast!

Love the podcast. The regular shows where the group discusses a range of topics are great, but my personal favorite is the pro talks. Specifically, when Patrick has on a the self employed carpenters who are going through it every day and we can relate to. Keep it up!

Porter802 ,

Great podcast!

I appreciate the constant conversation on current smart building practices. Keep it up!

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