House Planning Help Podcast

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

Lisa Kerslake from the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management explains how self-builders can encourage wildlife to flourish on their plots. 

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Direct download: HPH156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm UTC

Jeremy Harris explains why he chose not to use an architect or designer for his self build, and how he managed to do the job himself. He also shares some of the challenges that he came up against.

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Direct download: HPH155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm UTC

Jeremy Harris, a scientist by background, wanted a low energy house for his retirement. He talks about the initial stages of his self-build project: finding a plot of land and obtaining planning approval.

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Direct download: HPH154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm UTC

Phill Skill explains what building regulations are and how we comply with them.

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Direct download: HPH153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm UTC

We re-run an interview from 2014 with Stephen Gurney, who explains what causes poor airtightness test results and how they could have been avoided.

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

We re-run an interview from 2013 with Sarah Susanka, author of the Not So Big House. 

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Direct download: Encore_episode_-_Sarah_Susanka.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29pm UTC

We re-run an interview from 2012 with the co-founder of the Passivhaus standard, Dr Wolfgang Feist.

Direct download: Encore_episode_-_Dr_Feist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm UTC

Mike Coe and his partner Lizzie created one of the UK’s most energy efficient homes. Now they’re looking to sell and start a new project elsewhere, they’re finding that they will have made a loss. Mike discusses why that might be, and whether it will change the way he thinks about his next self build.

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Direct download: HPH152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm UTC