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If you want to build a house, where would you start?

If you want to build a house, where would you start?
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If you want to build a house, where would you start?

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Episodes

HPH232 : Which parts of a house build can you do yourself? – with Ben Ribbans

12/5/2018
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Ben Ribbans is a self-builder who decided to take on more and more responsibility during his project. He explains how he gained the confidence to do this, and why research and planning are vital to success. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:36:49

HPH231 : How to design an interior for a modern home – with Gabrielle Blackman

11/15/2018
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Interior Designer Gabrielle Blackman explains how, when planned properly, good interior design should take the owner's personality and stamp it on the house. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:29:06

HPH230 : What is lime render? – with Martin Brown from Best of Lime

10/24/2018
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Martin Brown explains how this ancient material can be used in the modern world. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:29:43

HPH229 : How do you build a straw bale house? – with Barbara Jones

10/4/2018
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Straw Works co-founder Barbara Jones explains the different methods of building with straw. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:33:57

HPH228 : What is a site meeting? – with Ben Adam-Smith

9/29/2018
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Having had his last site meeting, Ben Adam-Smith explains what they are and how they fit into the construction process when building a new house. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:27:12

HPH227 : What's the best way to build an airtight structure? – with Paul Jennings

9/19/2018
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Air leakage expert Paul Jennings looks at how best to achieve that all important airtightness when using particular construction methods. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:27:08

HPH226 : 10 things I'm looking forward to about my new home – with Ben Adam-Smith

9/14/2018
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With a matter of weeks until he moves into his new home, Ben Adam-Smith shares a list of ten things that he's excited about. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:22:13

HPH225 : How to create a load-bearing straw bale Passivhaus home – with Andrew Goodman

9/8/2018
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Architect Andrew Goodman explains what it took to create the UK's first load-bearing straw bale Passivhaus home. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:23:45

HPH224 : What due diligence should you carry out before buying land? – with Rob Wiggans

8/29/2018
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Rob Wiggans explains how you can minimise risks when buying land for development. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:35:39

HPH223 : What is it like to self build at Graven Hill? – with Dean Scott

8/22/2018
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Dean Scott takes Ben on a tour of the Graven Hill development, and of his own energy-efficient self build. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:40:17

HPH222 : How easy is it to buy land at Graven Hill? – with Karen Curtin

8/15/2018
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With the first phase well under way and residents already moving in, Karen Curtin, Managing Director of Graven Hill Village Development Company, talks through the process of finding and buying a plot at Graven Hill. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:39:26

HPH221 : The build schedule for my cavity wall Passivhaus home – with Ben Adam-Smith

8/8/2018
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As Ben Adam-Smith's build enters the final few weeks he reviews his project's schedule and sequencing. Although a lot of the detail pertains to building a masonry wall Passivhaus, it still serves as an example of the stages any house build might go through. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:25:51

HPH220 : How to finish a self build when money is tight – with Mike Coe

7/1/2018
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Mike Coe provides a progress update on his second self build project, with finances being stretched as construction is set to begin. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:38:15

HPH219 : Why landscaping plans always get put on hold – with Ben Adam-Smith

6/19/2018
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Ben Adam-Smith looks at why self build projects often eat into the budget set aside for landscaping. This includes Ben's new home where initial garden plans have been put on hold! Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:25:12

HPH218 : Stopping and later restarting a self build – with Alex Baines

6/6/2018
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Alex Baines explains the impact a mid-construction delay has had on him, his family, and his Long Barrow Passivhaus project. Check out the show notes for more details.

Duration:00:31:19

HPH217 : What to do if your partner wants to build a house! – with Kay Adam-Smith

5/31/2018
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Ben Adam-Smith chats to his wife Kay about what it's been like building a house. She never wanted a new build, preferring to buy a period property instead. So why did she agree to do this? And what can we learn about trying to get a partner on board with a self build? Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:24:06

HPH216 : Do self builds get any easier for a seasoned pro? – with Mark Brinkley

5/23/2018
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With decades growing his knowledge of self-building, Mark Brinkley shares some of the surprises, challenges and joys involved. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:37:36

HPH215 : 10 things I've learned during construction – with Ben Adam-Smith

4/28/2018
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Ben Adam-Smith reflects on what he's learned so far during the construction phase of his self build. The project is halfway through and the finished house will meet the Passivhaus standard. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:17:41

HPH214 : What self-builders can learn from commercial land buyers – with Rob Wiggans from RMP Property

4/18/2018
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Rob Wiggans shares his expert tips on how to find a plot of land for a self build project. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:32:45

HPH213 : Do I need a contract with my builder? – with Steven Thompson from RICS

4/11/2018
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Steven Thompson, from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, explains why it can be sensible to have a contract, and what type you might need for a self build project. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:43:22