Natural Materials Episodes

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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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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