Natural Materials Episodes

Feb. 15, 2021

Treating damp with Lime Plaster - Ben Kerslake - BS042

This week I am joined by Ben Kerslake from Carrington Lime . As well as a general geek out about lime, we mostly talk about how t…

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Feb. 1, 2021

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

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

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Jan. 18, 2021

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

We at Full Grown are developing an elegant, bio-facturing process that emits oxygen, absorbs CO2 and whose byproducts sustain the…

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Dec. 21, 2020

Sustainable architecture - Design, Materials and Cost - Janna Laan Lo…

It's a Solstice/Christmas/New Year double episode with Grain Architecture's founding director and designer Janna Laan Lomas about…

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Dec. 21, 2020

The architecture industry's response to climate change - Janna Laan L…

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

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Dec. 14, 2020

Clay - A Premium Product - Clayworks - BS36

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

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Dec. 6, 2020

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

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

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Nov. 23, 2020

Earth Building a trainee's perspective - Kit Jones & Anna Castilla Vi…

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

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Nov. 23, 2020

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

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

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Nov. 8, 2020

45 years of Building Inspiration - Lloyd Kahn - BS32

Lloyd Kahn is the editor in chief at Shelter Publications, has now published eight books on building; this series is called The S…

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Sept. 20, 2020

Orchard Barn Reinstatement - Sarah Partridge - BS30

Orchard Barn is a community project in Suffolk to restore and reinstate a beautiful barn, and now the reinstatement of our 1580 S…

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Sept. 7, 2020

The Rebel Architect - Scott McAulay - BS29

The journey from architectural student to becoming a force in the UK climate fight. Scott McAuley is spearheading a grassroots re…

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Aug. 24, 2020

Clay plastering in Japan Pt1 - Emily Reynolds - BS27

Emily Reynolds is apprenticing as a clay plasterer in Japan. We have a big old geek out at the techniques, methods and recipes u…

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Aug. 24, 2020

Clay plastering in Japan Pt2 - Emily Reynolds

Emily Reynolds is apprenticing as a clay plasterer in Japan. We have a big old geek out at the techniques, methods and recipes u…

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July 28, 2020

Natural Builder Question Time Pt1 - Will Stanwix

This week I am joined by fellow natural builder and friend Will Stanwix to fire questions at each other.

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