House Planning Help Podcast (general)

Ben and Kay Adam-Smith visit their architects Parsons + Whittley to discuss how to move their project forward. There are decisions to be made over which designs to pursue, what materials to embrace and how to address the various constraints (including bringing down the height of the building).

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Direct download: HPH174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am UTC

Dr Michaela Benson from Goldsmiths explains how our housing needs change through life and why the concept of a forever home is often not realistic.

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Direct download: HPH173.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm UTC

John Palmer from Enhabit explains what happens if you choose not to go all the way to Passivhaus standard, including how this impacts on cost, energy efficiency and comfort. He also outlines a best practice approach if you are going to build with Passivhaus principles.

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Direct download: HPH172.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm UTC

Elina Grigoriou from Grigoriou Interiors talks about design, wellbeing and sustainability, and the role of interior designers.

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Direct download: HPH171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm UTC

Michael Campbell from Spratt Endicott Solicitors explains the key stages that need to take place in order to buy a piece of land for a self build project.

Ben also chats through some of the challenges he faced during his plot search and subsequent land purchase.

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Direct download: HPH170.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm UTC

Clare Nash from Clare Nash Architecture shares various responses by small developers in the UK and abroad to the challenges of creating modern communities through better design.

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Direct download: HPH169.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm UTC

Allan Corfield from Allan Corfield Architects (ACA) explains how his approach to services and fees differs from traditional architecture practices in the UK. He describes the staged services his practice offers, giving indicative costs.

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Direct download: HPH168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm UTC

Simon Corbey from the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) shares some thoughts of what makes a healthy building product.

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Direct download: HPH167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm UTC

7 self-builders reflect on the key things they wish they'd known before starting their projects.

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Direct download: HPH166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm UTC

Ben and Kay Adam-Smith receive initial sketches of their new home from their architects Parsons + Whittley. They then feedback to John over the phone.

Chris also outlines how this stage works and explains why it is so important.

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Direct download: HPH165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm UTC