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.
PRO TALK With Corey Claunch
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Corey Claunch, Vice President of Sales and Operations at Rehme Steel Windows & Doors, about the evolution of steel windows, what homes are like in Texas, and the complications of running a factory during COVID-19.
Stick vs. Post Frame, Upside-Down Clapboards, and Caulking Cedar Shingles
Matt, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about air-sealing smoke and rehabbing window sashes, before taking questions on the right wall assembly for a woodshop, caulking around cedar shingles, and properly insulating a brick building.
PRO TALK With Rob Yagid
In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Rob Yagid, former Fine Homebuilding editor and executive director of Keep Craft Alive, about the origins of the Keep Craft Alive program, where it’s going, and how you can help.
Attic Ductwork, Twice Double-Hipped Roofs, and Keeping Warm in Calgary
Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about Jeff’s Blue Dog print and monitoring indoor-air quality before taking questions about where to put the ductwork, what is this roof, and making a comfortable space for gatherings during COVID-19.
PRO TALK With Ken Keifer
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Ken Keifer of Siga, a Swiss manufacturer of air-sealing, vapor control, and weather-barrier products.
Short Doors, Basement Insulation, and Wood Foundations
Matt, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about AeroBarrier and blower-door fails, before taking listener questions about basement doors, basement insulation, and finishing windows.
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Great info and expertise.
A MUST listen for anyone that works on their own house
If you like This Old House, you’ll love this podcast— maybe even more. This podcast is super fun to listen to because they hash out the issues that come up when working on houses. Unlike HGTV, they are realistic, talk about doing quality work, and they realize that people have limited budgets. Plus, I do serious renovations on my house, and they are open and responsive to email questions. It’s an incredible community. The host and his rotating co-hosts are great— knowledgeable but hilariously self-deprecating. It’s like Car Talk for working on houses!
Always Educational and Interesting!
Come for the information, stay for the fun and entertainment! The FHB podcast crew provide a wealth of building science information in a fun and accessible way. Binging on this podcast for the last year has helped me navigate the challenges of my unexpected challenging remodel of a fixer-upper. I have learned the importance of air sealing as well as come to grips with the idea that it will never be “complete” - there will always be more to do. Stay safe and happy building!