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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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United States

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

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English


Episodes

HPH270 : What is the WELL Building Standard? – with Olga Turner Baker from Ekkist

11/7/2019
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Olga Turner Baker describes the WELL Building Standard and explains how the principles can be applied to improve health and well-being on individual projects. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:30:02

HPH269 : What is snagging? – with Chris Parsons

10/30/2019
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Chris Parsons returns to Ben Adam-Smith's self build home after a year to look for defects. He explains what snagging is, how the list is compiled and how the rectification process works. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:28:03

HPH268 : The state of self build in the UK – with Jason Orme

10/23/2019
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Self-builder and renovator Jason Orme reflects on the main challenges you face if you want to tackle a house build in the UK. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:43:26

HPH267 : Self build tips, eco design and the climate emergency – with Kevin McCloud from Grand Designs

10/16/2019
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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. Check out the show notes for more information:

Duration:00:35:04

HPH266 : How to invest sweat equity into a project while maintaining quality – with Ajay Boardman and Nigel Bowley

10/10/2019
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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. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:27:03

HPH265 : Preserving the beauty of a building while renovating to EnerPHit standard – with Jonathan Kearns

10/6/2019
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Jonathan Kearns of Kearns Mancini Architects, describes how he tackled a high performance retrofit of a century-old building. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:30:58

HPH264 : Your forever home lifestyle - with Mark Siddall from LEAP

9/25/2019
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Mark Siddall from LEAP explains his framework the 'Forever Home Lifestyle' and how he uses it with his clients. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:45:33

HPH263 : A step-by-step EnerPHit retrofit of a mid-terrace home – with Harry Paticas from Arboreal Architecture

9/8/2019
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Harry Paticas of Arboreal Architecture explains why care and hard work have been so important to the retrofit of his 1978 mid-terrace townhouse. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:38:02

HPH262 : Where do you put a low energy Cube micro home? – with Mike Page

9/2/2019
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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. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:38:39

HPH261 : Reducing construction waste and reusing materials – with Duncan Baker-Brown

8/21/2019
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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. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:36:58

HPH260 : What's the difference between a self build and a speculative development? – with Mark Stevenson

8/15/2019
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Managing Director of Potton Homes, Mark Stevenson, looks at how self build, custom build and speculative development differ. Check out the show notes for more information:

Duration:00:36:20

HPH259 : Constructing the masonry superstructure of Portree Passivhaus – with Mike Coe

7/29/2019
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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. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:40:17

HPH258 : Using a turn-key design and build company to deliver an ecological home – with Neil Sutherland

7/19/2019
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Neil Sutherland explains how using a design, manufacture and delivery company can give you a better quality of construction. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:33:49

HPH257 : 4 ways a self build project can go wrong – with Ben Adam-Smith

7/6/2019
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Ben Adam-Smith runs through the biggest problems you could face on your self build journey. He also looks at what can be done in those situations. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:24:45

HPH256 : What makes a well designed MVHR system? – with Tom Heywood

6/28/2019
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Tom Heywood from Green Building Store explains why we need mechanical ventilation with heat recovery in high performance homes and why it needs to be well designed. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:32:34

HPH255 : How do you specify high performance windows? – with Chris Herring

6/19/2019
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Chris Herring, Director at Green Building Store, explains why careful consideration should be given when specifying windows. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:29:17

HPH254 : Transitioning to an ecological civilisation – with Jeremy Lent

6/14/2019
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Jeremy Lent, author and integrator, looks at how and why we should transform the fundamental basis of our civilisation. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:38:00

HPH253 : Would property investors buy sustainable homes? – with Rob Bence

6/5/2019
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Property developer and podcaster, Rob Bence, advises on what's needed for undertaking a successful building development project. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:26:12

HPH252 : How to reduce the embodied carbon of your new home – with Chris Magwood

6/1/2019
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Chris Magwood, a director at the Endeavour Centre in Canada, explains the importance of embodied carbon and how building with plant-based materials could transform our new homes into carbon sinks. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:31:33

HPH251 : Adopting a 'do less, but better' mentality for your house build – with Charlie Luxton

5/24/2019
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Charlie Luxton shares lessons he's learnt from visiting projects on Building The Dream, running an architectural practice and completing his own self build. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:36:21