Jan. 10, 2023

Make it at Market - Shannon Berry - BS095

The second part of my conversation with Shannon Berry was about her experience on BBC's - 'Make it at Market' and her learning difficulties. Episode Links BBC Make it at Market - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001gq6s Shan...

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Jan. 10, 2023

Trading architect culture for craft community - Shannon Berry - BS094

Shannon Berry trained as an architect but I met her as a pole lathe bowl turner. You might know her from BBC's Make It at Market. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001gq6s https://www.shannonberrynature.co.uk/ Episode links I...

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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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Dec. 6, 2022

Building a modular cabin & Meanderings around craft - Yoav Elkayam - …

Yoav Elkayam is a craftsperson specialising in turning cups and bowls. He has also built his own cabin in the woods in a unique way that I was excited to delve into. This is a wandering conversation taking in elements …

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Nov. 21, 2022

Developing your craft - John Mullaney - BS089

In this episode, I'm joined by green woodworker John Mullaney. John has carved out the reputation as the shrink pot guy but has many strings to his bow. We discuss his origins & craft in this joyous conversation that will …

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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

Spelk Basketry - Lorna Singleton - BS087

Lorna Singleton is a coppice worker, basket maker and green woodworker. Specialising in Spelk Basketry - About Lorna - "I am one of the UK’s last remaining ‘swillers’, a specialist in weaving baskets using coppiced oak. From ...

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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. 8, 2022

Understanding Air Tightness Testing - Gervase Mangwana (3/3) - BS085

The concluding part to my conversation with Gervase Mangwana - This episode we talk through air tightness testing and what the results mean. Should we be using permeability, or air changes per hour? Some of this conversation...

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Aug. 4, 2022

How deep to Retrofit & Ventilating Right - Gervase Mangwana (2/3) - B…

Part two of my conversation with Gervase Mangwana - This episode follows on from BS083 and we talk carbon payback, and cost payback of an EnerPHit retrofit. Is going all the way to EnerPHit always the right thing to do? …

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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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June 17, 2022

An architect's guide to achieving a work/life balance - Clare Nash - …

Today I'm joined by Clare Nash who describes herself as an "Architect creating dream eco-homes, barn conversions plus environmental and community focused housing schemes" Today we are talking about how to find a work/life bal...

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June 16, 2022

Contemporary Vernacular Design - Clare Nash - BS081

The second Episode with Architect Clare Nash this time discussing the findings from her book Contemporary Vernacular Design How British Housing Can Rediscover Its Soul The book presents 25 inspirational housing schemes provid...

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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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April 30, 2022

The Last Straw Journal - Alex Henderson, Gavin Fraser, Kenny Fallon &…

This episode we are talking to the brand new editorial team for the Last Straw Journal - Alex Henderson, Gavin Fraser, Kenny Fallon & Zoe Gardner! The Last Straw Journal THE ALTERNATIVE JOURNAL OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION - fo...

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April 12, 2022

EnerPHit - Passive House Retrofit, Air tightness and Ventilation - Es…

Building Physicist and certified PassivHaus designer Es Tresidder is back to discuss his EnerPHit retrofit project on his family home. We discuss what he's doing and what he has learned from pulling apart his home to do the ...

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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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Feb. 28, 2022

Biophilic Design at Source - Sophie Lacey - BS072

Today we talk about mindful spaces and biophilic meditation with Sophie Lacey. Sophie has been running her own freelance copywriting and content writing business for nearly 15 years, working with a variety of lifestyle brands...

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