House Planning Help Podcast

Kevin McCloud from Grand Designs shares practical advice on how to approach an ecological build, and comments on how architecture needs to change to address the climate emergency.

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Direct download: HPH267.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am UTC

Client Ajay Boardman and her builder/carpenter Nigel Bowley share their experience of working together on her self build project. In addition to project managing Ajay is labouring for Nigel. We look at why this relationship has worked well and consider how much money she is saving.

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Direct download: HPH266.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am UTC

Jonathan Kearns of Kearns Mancini Architects, describes how he tackled a high performance retrofit of a century-old building.

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Direct download: HPH265.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am UTC

Mark Siddall from LEAP explains his framework the 'Forever Home Lifestyle' and how he uses it with his clients.

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Direct download: HPH264.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm UTC

Harry Paticas of Arboreal Architecture explains why care and hard work have been so important to the retrofit of his 1978 mid-terrace townhouse.

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Direct download: HPH263.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02am UTC

Dr Mike Page explains how The Cube micro home project developed and why land availability turned out to be a major issue for those that liked the idea of tiny house living.

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Direct download: HPH262.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:23pm UTC

Duncan Baker-Brown from BBM Sustainable Design explains how we can reduce waste on our projects, given a little more time and with a different approach on site.

With the construction industry being such a big contributor of annual waste, he also shares strategies for how we could transform things if we treat buildings as material banks, which are built with deconstruction in mind.

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Direct download: HPH261.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am UTC

Managing Director of Potton Homes, Mark Stevenson, looks at how self build, custom build and speculative development differ.

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Direct download: HPH260.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am UTC

Mike Coe has a progress report from Portree Passivhaus, which is now almost watertight. We pick up the story as the groundworks begin and look at some of the challenges as the superstructure has gone up.

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Direct download: HPH259.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am UTC

Neil Sutherland explains how using a design, manufacture and delivery company can give you a better quality of construction.

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Direct download: HPH258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm UTC