House Planning Help Podcast

Lloyd Alter, Managing Editor of TreeHugger, explains how worldwide trends in green building have developed. He also shares his tips for self build success as well as some pitfalls to avoid.

Direct download: HPH035.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm UTC

Architectural designer Wilf Meynell explains the concept of environmental design and why it is not the same thing as low energy design. He also shares how he has tried to balance these two approaches in one of his upcoming projects, Springfield House.

Direct download: HPH034.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am UTC

Douglas Kent from The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings explains how to look after period properties and what advances are being made with conservation techniques in order to achieve greater energy efficiency.

Direct download: HPH033.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am UTC

Tim Hulse from EcoVert Solutions explains what insulation is and why there are often trade-offs to be made when selecting insulation.

Direct download: HPH032.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm UTC

Architect, planner and author Graham Towers explains the fundamentals of housing density and why we really need to get it right in future developments.

Direct download: HPH031.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm UTC

Mark Wilson from BuildingDesignExpert.com shares why he believes there is no such thing as a sustainable material and why it is our environment we are really hoping to sustain.

Direct download: HPH030.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm UTC

Architect and author Sarah Susanka shares why scale is such an important aspect to consider when building a house. She also explains how a 'not so big' philosophy can be applied in many areas of our lives.

Direct download: HPH029.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm UTC

Mark Westcombe, one of the founding members of Lancaster Cohousing, explains the cohousing concept and why creating an intentional community like this has many benefits.

Direct download: HPH028.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am UTC

Mike Jacob from Trunk Low Energy Building provides an insight into the benefits of hiring a project manager for a house build. Also Ben Adam-Smith reflects on the UK Passivhaus Awards 2013.

Direct download: HPH027.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm UTC

Paul Jennings from Aldas explains why airtightness is an important factor to grasp when constructing an energy efficient home. He also shares how forward planning, attention to detail and teamwork are imperative for achieving good airtightness results.

Direct download: HPH026.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am UTC