March 5, 2023

Old House Retrofit - Marianne Suhr - BS098

Marianne Suhr is a Chartered Building Surveyor specialising in the repair of older buildings. We talk about the role of a building surveyor, the SPAB and how to go about sympathetically retrofitting an old building. Episode l...

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Dec. 23, 2022

The Biophilic Tiny House - Part 3 of 3 - Jeffrey Hart - BS093

The concluding part of the Biophilic Tiny House Christmas conversation. In this episode we discuss how long it took to build, costs, hardest bits, best bits, how to keep up motivation, future plans and advice for future tiny ...

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Dec. 23, 2022

The Natural Biophillic Tiny House Part 2 of 3 - Jeffrey Hart - BS092

This is part 2 of the natural biophilic tiny house Christmas special episode. Guest interviewer Mike Hill quizzes me on technical details such as air tightness, ventilation, solar power, heating, and water. Episode Links Kind...

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Dec. 23, 2022

The Biophilic Tiny House Part 1 of 3 - Jeffrey Hart - BS091

Today we are talking to me, Jeffrey Hart, designer and builder of the biophilic tiny house. This is the Christmas special, and so is a light-hearted chat with some mince pies and mulled wine. We talked for 4 hours, and …

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Nov. 7, 2022

Charcoal & Biochar - Duncan Goulder & Sam Ansell - BS088

The 3rd and final coppice focussed episode is with Duncan and Sam from The Coppice Co-op. We are predominantly talking about Charcoal in this episode, its history, its uses and the ways to make it. This episode is part of …

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Nov. 7, 2022

Coppicing with BHMAT - Kath Morgan & Mike Carswell - BS086

In this episode we hear from Kath Morgan who is the coordinator and administrator for the Bill Hogarth Memorial Apprenticeship Trust and Mike Carswell, a coppice worker and former BHMAT apprentice. At the end of August 2022 I...

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Aug. 1, 2022

Retrofitting to EnerPHit standard - Gervase Mangwana (1/3) - BS083

This is the first of 3 episodes with Gervase Wangwana - a Retrofit specialist, Airtightness tester and reformed DJ. Part 2 will look more into ventilation and part 3 is all about air tightness. Become a Patreon supporter in ...

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July 21, 2022

Material Carbon Emissions & The BEAM Estimator - Chris Magwood - BS082

Chris Magwood is once again our guest on the podcast. Today we are discussing calculating materials carbon emissions, which might also be called up front carbon or embodied carbon. Chris and his team at buildersforclimateacti...

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May 30, 2022

Life Cycle Analysis in Construction - Jane Anderson - BS079

This week on the podcast we have Jane Anderson, who is an expert in Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), EPD and Embodied Carbon for construction. We discuss what LCA's and EPD's are and how they are created, sequestering carbon in con...

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May 11, 2022

Demand Controlled Ventilation & Homegrown mass timber build systems (…

Two conversations recorded at Futurebuild 2022. Vince House talks about demand controlled ventilation and Matt Stevenson about homegrown timber solutions. Podcast Links Updated! Comparison of MVHR Vs Demand controlled ventila...

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May 11, 2022

Green Building Calculator & Cobbauge (Futurebuild 2022) - Brian Murph…

Conversations recorded at Futurebuild 2022 with Brian Murphy of the Green Building Calculator and Rowland Keable of EBUKI talking about the Cobbauge project. Episode links Green Building Calculator - https://greenbuildingency...

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March 30, 2022

Does adding mass to your building make it more energy efficient? - Es…

It's a commonly held belief that adding mass into your building will make it more energy efficient. In this episode I talk with Es Tresidder about whether this is true and when extra mass in your building can be beneficial. …

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March 15, 2022

Selling Sustainability, Not Your Soul - Virginia Cinquemani - BS073

Virginia is a qualified architect, project manager, BREEAM AP and ISO14001 Lead Auditor, with a lifelong passion for sustainability. She is the author of SustainABLE: How to Find Success as a Sustainability Professional in a ...

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Jan. 18, 2022

How to add Insulation to your home - Part 1- Ben Kerslake - BS067

With energy prices soaring, everybody has good reason to be thinking about adding more insulation to their home. In this episode we are discussing the best types of insulation for your home and the pros and cons of some diffe...

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Jan. 18, 2022

How to add Insulation to your home - Part 2 - Ben Kerslake - BS068

Part 2! (Check out episode 67 for Part 1) With energy prices soaring, everybody has good reason to be thinking about adding more insulation to their home. In this episode we are discussing the best types of insulation for you...

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