Natural Materials Episodes

July 28, 2020

Natural Builder Question Time Pt2 - 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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July 12, 2020

Earth floors are the most sustainable floors - Sukita Reay Crimmel

I'm delighted to be joined this week by Sukita Reay Crimmel. Sukita was one of my teachers right at the beginning of my journey i…

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June 30, 2020

New Wood Culture - Barn the Spoon

The second of our 'Barn the Spoon' double bill. In this episode Barn talks about 'New Wood Culture' - A holistic approach to work…

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June 21, 2020

Becoming a full time Spoon Carver - Barn the Spoon

The journey from living in the woods, to making his living from carving wooden spoons.

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May 21, 2020

Mud, the ultimate building material - Becky Little

Rebearth is a Scottish company founded by mud mason Becky Little. Specialising in building, art and education using raw earth and…

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April 22, 2020

How to retrofit our existing housing stock - Lucy Pedler

It's Building Sustainability's first birthday & most of the world is on lockdown... So this month sees a triple Building Sustaina…

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April 22, 2020

Sustainable Structural Engineering - Beth Williams

I have a conversation with Beth Williams, who is a Structural Engineer + Certified PassivHaus Designer. Passionate about diversit…

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March 13, 2020

Community Wood Recycling - Ben Moss

This month we talk to Ben Moss from Bristol Wood Recycling Project (BWRP). Ben set up the recycling project in 2004 with the aims…

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Nov. 25, 2019

Building a tiny house - Flo Hamer

Flo Hamer lives in a tiny house, it measures 4.8m x 2.4m - It contains everything she needs - kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and loun…

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Oct. 25, 2019

Roundwood Timber Framing - Adrian Leaman

Adrian Leaman from wholewoods.co.uk talks to us about his journey into the world of roundwood timber framing and green woodworkin…

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Sept. 12, 2019

Earth Ovens, Philosophies and Stories - Kiko Denzer

In this month's Building Sustainability podcast we talk with Kiko Denzer. Kiko is perhaps best known as the author of ' Build You…

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Aug. 13, 2019

Prefabricated straw panels & magic mud - Bee Rowan

Natural builder, Bee Rowan talks to us about Ecococoon straw bale panels. These prefabricated panels are load bearing and highly …

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June 13, 2019

Growing the perfect insulation - Judith Thornton

This month sees us talking to Judith Thornton from Aberystwyth University. Judith is looking at alternative natural insulators th…

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April 8, 2019

One Planet Development - Chris Vernon

One Planet Development is a welsh planning policy which enables those wishing to live off the land to buy agricultural land and b…

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April 4, 2019

Hartwyn Natural Builders

Jeffrey is joined by his colleague Joe Duirwyn to discuss how their company, Hartwyn, uses a unique student model to train future…

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