House Planning Help Podcast

Ben Adam-Smith runs through the biggest problems you could face on your self build journey. He also looks at what can be done in those situations.

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Direct download: HPH257.mp3
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Tom Heywood from Green Building Store explains why we need mechanical ventilation with heat recovery in high performance homes and why it needs to be well designed.

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Chris Herring, Director at Green Building Store, explains why careful consideration should be given when specifying windows.

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Jeremy Lent, author and integrator, looks at how and why we should transform the fundamental basis of our civilisation.

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Property developer and podcaster, Rob Bence, advises on what's needed for undertaking a successful building development project.

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Chris Magwood, a director at the Endeavour Centre in Canada, explains the importance of embodied carbon and how building with plant-based materials could transform our new homes into carbon sinks.

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Charlie Luxton shares lessons he's learnt from visiting projects on Building The Dream, running an architectural practice and completing his own self build.

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Ben Adam-Smith picks out ten of his favourite new build homes. These are all homes he has visited and which have impressed him in different ways.

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Danny Luhde-Thompson explains why he chose to demolish the bungalow he was renovating, to build a contemporary Passivhaus.

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Resident of Marmalade Lane cohousing, Jan Chadwick, explains why living in a multi-generational community is so important to her.

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Direct download: HPH248.mp3
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Bill Butcher from Green Building Company, the construction division of Green Building Store, explains how they tackled two radical retrofit projects in West Yorkshire. Each took a 'whole house' fabric first approach in order to improve comfort levels and reduce the heating bills.

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Direct download: HPH247.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am UTC

Paul Ellis, Chief Executive of Ecology Building Society, explains their approach to mortgages that reward energy efficiency and sustainability.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm UTC

Elinor Olisa explains why her family's health was always paramount to the decision making on this build.

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Tiny house and lifestyle blogger, Jenna Spesard, explains why she didn't want to spend her life working to pay for a house, but instead wanted a house that would work for her.

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Architect and author Sarah Susanka explains why bigger isn't always better when it comes to building a house.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:43am UTC

Phil McGeevor, Chair of Cannock Mill Cohousing, describes the 12-year journey it's taken to realise their cohousing community for older adults.

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Direct download: HPH242.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm UTC

Ben Adam-Smith shares 10 tips for creating a budget, which is detailed and realistic.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am UTC

Ben Adam-Smith runs through a few ideas of how to get started on your self build journey.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm UTC

Matthew Cutler-Welsh takes us through three exciting projects that are making an impact in New Zealand.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm UTC

Architect Adam Cohen explains how his modular construction system is making Passive House building simple and affordable.

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Architect Richard Dudzicki explains the tricks and challenges of designing a £500,000 house on a £250,000 budget.

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Direct download: HPH237.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm UTC

Ben Adam-Smith's house build was a core part of House Planning Help. Having completed the project in 2018, Ben Adam-Smith looks at what should come next.

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