House Planning Help Podcast (general)

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

Belinda and Paul Wilson share what they’ve learned from their Passivhaus build. Paul also explains the responsibilities of the Principal Designer and why he decided to take on this role himself.

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Direct download: HPH164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm UTC

Andrew McInulty from Ready Made Basements explains the main reasons people install basements. He also shares the challenges of building below ground and how they are best addressed.

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Direct download: HPH163.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm UTC

Ben and Kay Adam-Smith sit down with Chris Parsons from Parsons + Whittley to run through the brief for their self build project.

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Direct download: HPH162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm UTC

Ben Adam-Smith shares what he's learnt during the process of hiring an architect for his self build project.

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Direct download: HPH161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am UTC

Master thatcher, Stephen Letch, tells us about the history of thatching, the materials and techniques involved, and how it can be used today. 

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Direct download: HPH160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm UTC

Ben Adam-Smith comes clean with his project progress! After two and a half years of looking, he has finally managed to buy a plot of land upon which to build his eco home.

However, the process of buying the land was perhaps not the joyous occasion he would have liked. In this solo episode he shares what he's learnt.

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Direct download: HPH159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm UTC

Architect and author Pat Borer shares insights from his teaching career at the Centre for Alternative Technology as well as what he's learned from his own practice (which has helped hundreds of self-builders).

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Direct download: HPH158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm UTC

Architect James Galpin from HazleMcCormackYoung shares insights into how Mayfield Passivhaus was designed and built. 

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Direct download: HPH157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm UTC