Building Sustainability Podcast

The majority of homes currently being built are bad for the earth, the occupants and the builder’s health.

Every fortnight, join Jeffrey Hart as he talks to designers, builders, makers, dreamers and doers. Exploring the wide world of sustainability in the built environment by talking to wonderful people who are doing excellent things.

Whether you want to learn more about natural materials, are navigating your own self build, or just want to know that better alternatives are out there, this is the podcast for you.


A Straw Bale Catch Up - Phil Christopher - BS053

July 22, 2021

Phil Christopher is treasurer for SBUK as well as running Huff and Puff construction, specialising …


Regenerative Garden Design - Sid Hill - BS052

July 12, 2021

Today I'm joined by Sid Hill. Sid Hill is a multi award-winning horticultural consultant; designer;…

Guest: Sid Hil
Byte Size Architecture Self Sustainability

ByteSize - Being a Sustainable Architect - Philippa Birch-Wood & Taleen Josefsson - BSBS008

July 5, 2021

Philippa and Taleen return for the concluding part to their 3 part series on their journey and life…

New Dawn Traders - Alex Geldenhuys - BS051

June 21, 2021

I'm delighted to bring you a conversation with Alex Geldenhuys of New Dawn Traders - When I organis…

Byte Size Architecture

ByteSize - Routes into Sustainable Design - Philippa Birch-Wood & Taleen Josefsson - BSBS007

June 14, 2021

This is the second part of the wonderful series by Philippa Birch-Wood and Taleen Josefsson discuss…

Craft Natural Materials Wood

Cut the Craft - Amy Umbel & Brien Beidler - BS050

June 8, 2021

Something a bit special for episode 50 of the Building Sustainability Podcast. This is a reciprocal…

Tiny Homes Architecture Wood Builders

An extending high top tiny house - Philippa Battye - BS049

May 24, 2021

The last tiny house episode for a while! Today I'm talking to Philippa Battye, an architect, who de…

Byte Size Architecture Carbon Emissions

Advice for Architects in Training - Philippa Birch-Wood & Taleen Josefsson - BSBS006

May 17, 2021

For this bytesize episode, sustainable design consultants Philippa Birch-Wood and Taleen Josefsson …

Tiny Homes Builders Wood Architecture Self Sustainability

Tiny House Design 101 - Emma Pile - BS048

May 10, 2021

Emma Pile is a digital artist, based on the outskirts of London, specialising in theatre, exhibitio…

Guest: Emma Pile
Natural Materials Wood Architecture Craft Self Sustainability

Biophilic Design - Bill Browning & Catie Ryan - BS047

April 26, 2021

This week I am incredibly excited to be joined by Bill Browning and Catie Ryan from Terrapin Bright…

About the Host

Jeffrey Hart

Producer / Host

As well as producer and host of Building Sustainability Podcast - I am a builder, focussed on building highly efficient homes from natural materials. I blend the tried and tested methods of heritage vernacular building with modern building and material science to create buildings that are healthy to the builder, occupant and the environment.