House Planning Help Podcast (general)

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

Ben Adam-Smith reviews what it took to be granted planning permission for his new Passivhaus home.

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Direct download: HPH185.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm UTC

Donal O’Leary tells us about his self-build in Ireland and shares advice for a successful project.

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Direct download: HPH184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm UTC

Buckinghamshire Passivhaus has become one of the most airtight buildings in the UK. As such, we consider what factors contributed towards their exceptional result of 0.08 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals.

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Direct download: HPH183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am UTC

Justin Broadbent from ISO Energy explains the options available for extracting energy from water on your plot of land.

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Direct download: HPH182.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm UTC

Jack Harvie-Clark from Apex Acoustics provides an overview of acoustics in the home. He also explains how we might go about controlling noises and soundproofing.

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Direct download: HPH181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm UTC