July 13, 2020

Earth floors are the most sustainable floors - Sukita Reay Crimmel - …

Full show notes available at: http://jeffreythenaturalbuilder.com/bs23-earth-floors-are-the-most-sustainable-floors-sukita-reay-crimmel This week I am talking with earth floor expert Sukita Reay Crimmel. Sukita has laid thous...

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July 1, 2020

New Wood Culture - Barn the Spoon - BS022

The second of our 'Barn the Spoon' double bill. In this episode Barn talks about 'New Wood Culture' - A holistic approach to working with wood that connects the growing of trees and managing of woodlands. It encompasess selec...

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June 22, 2020

Becoming a full time Spoon Carver - Barn the Spoon - BS021

Support this podcast - Patreon The first of a Barnaby Carder ( Barn the Spoon ) double bill. Barn is a spoon carver, co-organises spoonfest and is the author of several books including the excellent Spon . In this episode …

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May 21, 2020

Mud, the ultimate building material - Becky Little - BS018

This week we have a conversation with mud mason, Becky Little from Rebearth . "Rebearth is a Scottish company founded by mud mason Becky Little. We specialise in building, art and education using raw earth and natural materia...

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April 23, 2020

Sustainable Structural Engineering - Beth Williams - BS014

In the second of our birthday / lockdown triple bill... I have a conversation with Beth Williams, who is a 'Structural Engineer + Certified PassivHaus Designer. Passionate about diversity in construction, timber engineering a...

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April 23, 2020

How to retrofit our existing housing stock - Lucy Pedler - BS013

It's Building Sustainability's first birthday & most of the world is on lockdown... So this month sees a triple Building Sustainability podcast release to celebrate / occupy your mind. The first of this month's episodes is: L...

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March 13, 2020

Community Wood Recycling - Ben Moss - BS012

This month we talk to Ben Moss from Bristol Wood Recycling Project (BWRP). Ben set up the recycling project in 2004 with the aims of: Recycling timber from the waste stream, Promoting social inclusion, Being self funding Prov...

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Nov. 25, 2019

Building a tiny house - Flo Hamer - BS010

Flo Hamer lives in a tiny house, it measures 4.8m x 2.4m - It contains everything she needs - kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and lounge. It's a normal house, but tiny. For images check out her instagram - https://www.instagram.co...

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Oct. 25, 2019

Roundwood Timber Framing - Adrian Leaman - BS009

Adrian Leaman from wholewoods.co.uk talks to us about his journey into the world of roundwood timber framing and green woodworking in general. We go off some wonderful tangents and end up with Adrian discussing his natural bu...

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Sept. 12, 2019

Earth Ovens, Philosophies and Stories - Kiko Denzer - BS008

In this month's Building Sustainability podcast we talk with Kiko Denzer. Kiko is perhaps best known as the author of ' Build Your Own Earth Oven' - https://tinyurl.com/2bu6xj7t (A book that made it into our favourite books l...

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Aug. 13, 2019

Prefabricated straw panels & magic mud - Bee Rowan - BS007

Natural builder, Bee Rowan talks to us about Ecococoon straw bale panels. These prefabricated panels are load bearing and highly insulating - the result is being able to build the entirety of your eco home in 2 days! We also …

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June 13, 2019

Growing the perfect insulation - Judith Thornton - BS005

This month sees us talking to Judith Thornton from Aberystwyth University. Judith is looking at alternative natural insulators that can be grown. She has a particular interest in how we stop biodegradable materials biodegradi...

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April 9, 2019

One Planet Development - Chris Vernon - BS002

One Planet Development is a welsh planning policy which enables those wishing to live off the land to buy agricultural land and build a house. Chris Vernon has not only just done this, but also runs the One Planet Council …

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April 5, 2019

Hartwyn Natural Builders - BS001

Jeffrey is joined by his colleague Joe Duirwyn to discuss how their company, Hartwyn, uses a unique student model to train future natural builders on their live builds. They discuss how Hartwyn's free training program benefit...

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