House Planning Help Podcast (general)

Gordon Lewis explains what cellulose insulation is, how it's applied and why self-builders can benefit from choosing it.

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Direct download: HPH195.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm UTC

Paul Testa from Paul Testa Architecture talks about how to predict the costs of a house build and shares his tips on limiting a self-build budget.

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Direct download: HPH194.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am UTC

Simon Corbey from ASBP shares some of his research into the costs and life cycle of plastic windows and suggests some considerations for self-builders.

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Direct download: HPH193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am UTC

Michael Holmes from NaCSBA explains the Right to Build initiative and how it will impact on the future of custom and self-builds.

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Direct download: HPH192.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm UTC

Lloyd Alter from TreeHugger shares his advice on what we should be prioritising as 21st century self-builders.

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Direct download: HPH191.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am UTC

Ben Adam-Smith explains how he and his wife have been specifying their new home (which will be built to Passivhaus standard).

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Direct download: HPH190.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26pm UTC

Actor and TV presenter Robert Llewellyn shares his insights about the future of electric cars and energy production.

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Direct download: HPH189.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16am UTC

Richard Hawkes from Hawkes Architecture tells us about the exceptional circumstances in which planning for rural new builds may be granted.

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Direct download: HPH188.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04pm UTC

Will Kirkman from Ecomerchant shares the key results of a survey the company ran to find out what self-builders worry about most.

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Direct download: HPH187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm UTC

Ben and Kay Adam-Smith have a difference in opinion over which windows to specify for their new build Passivhaus home. While Ben is keen to minimise mullions, transoms and window frames, Kay believes this takes away from the aesthetics.

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Direct download: HPH186.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm UTC