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 with 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 wanting to know that better alternatives are out there, this is the podcast for you.

Recent Episodes

Carbon Emissions Craft Natural Materials Permaculture Wood

How to grow chairs on trees - Full Grown - Alice & Gavin Munro

Jan. 18, 2021

We at Full Grown are developing an elegant, bio-facturing process that emits oxygen, absorbs CO2 an…

Guest: Full Grown
Mind & Body

Ayurveda, how to create a Sustainable Self - Faye Blake - BS39

Jan. 4, 2021

Many in our industry burn out, because they are so focussed on doing the much needed work in advanc…

Guest: Faye Blake
Architecture Builders Carbon Emissions Natural Materials Planning Wood

Sustainable architecture - Design, Materials and Cost - Janna Laan Lomas - BS37

Dec. 21, 2020

It's a Solstice/Christmas/New Year double episode with Grain Architecture's founding director and d…

Architecture Builders Natural Materials Planning Wood

The architecture industry's response to climate change - Janna Laan Lomas - BS38

Dec. 21, 2020

A conversation recorded with Janna Laan Lomas, founding director and designer at Grain Architecture…

Builders Carbon Emissions Heritage Natural Materials

Clay - A Premium Product - Clayworks - BS36

Dec. 14, 2020

This week I'm joined by Clare Whitney from Clayworks.

Guest: Clayworks
Architecture Builders Natural Materials

Sand Stories - The sustainability of sand - Kiran Pereira - BS35

Dec. 6, 2020

How many people realise that sand is a non-renewable resource?

Guest: Kiran Pereira
Builders Craft Heritage Natural Materials

Earth Building a trainee's perspective - Kit Jones & Anna Castilla Vila - BS33 - Pt 1

Nov. 23, 2020

Earth Building is a tricky industry to get into. We wanted to find out about the training available…

Builders Craft Heritage Natural Materials

Earth Building a trainee's perspective - Miki Z & Jamie Ingle

Nov. 23, 2020

Earth Building is a tricky industry to get into. We wanted to find out about the training available…

Architecture Builders Natural Materials Planning Tiny Homes

45 years of Building Inspiration - Lloyd Kahn - BS32

Nov. 8, 2020

Lloyd Kahn is the editor in chief at Shelter Publications, has now published eight books on buildin…

Guest: Lloyd Kahn
Mind & Body

Climate hope through the arts - Beans On Toast - BS31

Oct. 25, 2020

Beans on Toast is an English folk singer. His album 'The inevitable train wreck' is described as 'A…

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.
He/Him/HIs