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.
Live from the Midwest Building Science Symposium
Andrew, Patrick, Travis Brungardt, and Joe Cook share what they’ve learned and discuss why you should go to one of this year’s remaining Building Science Symposiums in Chattanooga or Austin, before taking questions from attendees about things they heard or learned at the show.
PRO TALK With Attorney Karalynn Cromeens
Patrick talks to Karalynn Cromeens, an attorney who specializes in work for construction firms, about the importance of good contracts, the new bargaining power of subcontractors, and the value of trusting your gut.
Spray-Foaming a Roof, Rattly Walls, and Sealing Nail Holes
Ian, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about salvaged wood flooring, going all-electric, and protecting a foundation during a prolonged build before taking questions about energy improvements for an old Victorian, fixing shaky walls from slamming doors, and sealing holes left by roofing nails.
PRO TALK With Construction-Fastener Experts Dave Ellis and Mark Guthrie
Patrick, Dave and Mark talk about the evolution of structural fasteners, how fasteners are tested to ensure they work as intended, and common mistakes when using them.
Cracked Floor Tile, Vapor Control in Cold Climates, and a Very Soggy Meter Socket
Andrew, Ian and Patrick hear from listeners about radon and excavation contracting before taking questions about fixing the floor in an Eisenhower-era bathroom, vapor control for a small shop in Manitoba, and water pouring from this home’s electrical service entrance.
PRO TALK With Off-Site Construction Advocate Dave Cooper
Patrick talks to Dave Cooper, a construction-media content creator and YouTube presenter who advocates for panelized and modular construction methods, about the advantages of off-site construction and ways it can speed the building process and help solve the affordability crisis.
Owain Harris for Keep Craft Alive
Would love to see Owain Harris on your Keep Craft Alive series. A very talented cabinet and furniture maker as well as an instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.
Would love to hear that interview!
Educational and entertaining
New listener with a growing appreciation of homebuilding. I’m learning more about the processes in all the trades by listening in.
Been listening since the beginning. But
I’m sorry. This new guy with the “like” every other word makes the show unlistenable. Once you notice it, you can’t unhear it. Thankfully you name the hosts in the show description so I know which ones to skip