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.

Recent Episodes

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…

Architecture Byte Size Carbon Emissions Self Sustainability

ByteSize - Fellowship - Karen Ridgewell - BSBS005

April 19, 2021

In this bytesize episode Karen Ridgewell tells us about the joys and importance of fellowships with…

Natural Materials Self Sustainability Craft

Plants and Colour - Flora Arbuthnott - BS046

April 12, 2021

This week I'm joined by Flora Arbuthnott from . Having met Flora a few ye…

Byte Size Wood Craft

ByteSize - Women in the workshop - Flo Hamer - BSBS004

April 5, 2021

Flo Hamer talks to us about women on the workshop, drawing on her personal experiences. Flo was my …

Guest: Flo Hamer
Carbon Emissions Natural Materials Architecture Planning Permaculture

Regenerative Design - The Living Building Challenge - Martin Brown - BS045

March 29, 2021

Martin Brown joins me to discuss how we can make regenerative buildings. We discuss Martin's 'Zoom …

Guest: Martin Brown
Natural Materials Builders Byte Size Heritage Architecture

ByteSize - The magic of clay (Pt2) - Rowland Keable - BSBS003

March 22, 2021

This is part 2 of Rowland Keable of Earth Building UK & Ireland (EBUKI) & Rammed Earth Consulting g…

Builders Carbon Emissions Architecture Permaculture Natural Materials

How Buildings are going to Save the World - Chris Magwood - BS044

March 15, 2021

I'm so pleased to be talking this week to Chris Magwood. Chris not only has a huge wealth of experi…

Guest: Chris Magwood
Byte Size Heritage Natural Materials Architecture Builders

The magic of clay (Pt1) - Rowland Keable - BSBS002

March 8, 2021

Rowland Keable of Earth Building UK & Ireland (EBUKI) & Rammed Earth Consulting gives us a byte siz…

Self Sustainability

You Are Probably Breathing Wrong - Wibbs Coulson - BS043

March 1, 2021

I'm very pleased to welcome Wibbs Coulson of Mandukya Yoga back on the podcast. This time we are ta…

Guest: Wibbs Coulson

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.