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

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 …

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
Builders Byte Size Planning Tiny Homes Wood Permaculture

Byte Size Introduction & Tiny House Plans - Jeffrey Hart - BSBS001

Feb. 22, 2021

Welcome to this first episode of Byte Size Building Sustainability.... BSBS? I have heard a lot tha…

Guest: Jeffrey Hart
Builders Heritage Natural Materials

Treating damp with Lime Plaster - Ben Kerslake - BS042

Feb. 15, 2021

This week I am joined by Ben Kerslake from Carrington Lime . As well as a general geek out about li…

Guest: Ben Kerslake
Craft Natural Materials Self Sustainability Wood

Willow Coffins - Weaving life into death - Caz Ingall - BS041

Feb. 1, 2021

This episode I'm talking with Caz Ingall, who is a willow coffin weaver. We talk, not just of the p…

Guest: Caz Ingall
Carbon Emissions Craft Wood Natural Materials Permaculture

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

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.