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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?

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

HPH300 : The houses I've lived in - with Ben Adam-Smith

4/14/2021
As a way of celebrating our 300th episode we're doing something a little different. Ben Adam-Smith reflects on the homes he's lived in and what he's learnt from living in them. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:26:44

HPH299 : Is mechanical ventilation just something else to go wrong? – with Ben Adam-Smith

3/24/2021
Ben Adam-Smith shares his own experience of living with a mechanical ventilation system. While he's clocked up a few error messages on the unit and had more problems than most, he explains why he wouldn't want to go back to natural ventilation. Check out the show notes for more information:

Duration:00:20:34

HPH298 : Do I need self build insurance? – with Andrew Reardon

3/10/2021
Andrew Reardon from ProAktive explains the insurance options that are available to anyone carrying out a self build or renovation. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:31:53

HPH297 : Why retrofit a Victorian terraced home to Passivhaus standard? – with Guy Hargreaves

1/20/2021
Guy Hargreaves explains why he wanted to renovate his Victorian terraced house to Passivhaus standard and how this is going to be achieved. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:25:49

HPH296 : How to connect a new water supply to your home – with John Hernon from Thames Water

12/30/2020
John Hernon from Thames Water explains the process of installing a new connection to a water main. He also outlines the role of water services company that delivers clean water and takes away waste water. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:27:37

HPH295 : How to connect a new electricity supply to your home – with Neil Clarke from UK Power Networks

12/16/2020
Neil Clarke from UK Power Networks explains how to get mains electricity to a new build home. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:28:48

HPH294 : Using a package supplier to deliver an ecological home – with Adrian Reith

12/2/2020
Adrian Reith explains why the joined up design, engineering and quality of a Baufritz home appealed to him. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:41:20

HPH293 : What is Passive House Accelerator? – with Zack Semke

11/18/2020
Zack Semke explains why he's passionate about facilitating the communication and flow of information around Passive House. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:25:19

HPH292 : What home automation do you really need? – with Mark McCall and Scott McMurray

11/4/2020
Mark McCall and Scott McMurray explain what fully integrated home automation is all about. Check out the show notes for more information:

Duration:00:34:37

HPH291 : Having the freedom to build what you want – with Werner Brouwer

10/21/2020
Werner Brouwer explains why being able to build a house without restrictions in Oosterwold is also about working together to build a community. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:29:08

HPH290 : Being resourceful to bring down the cost of a build – with Colin Rice

10/7/2020
Self-building an annexe in an area of coastal erosion meant a low-cost but high-performance build was a priority for architect Colin Rice. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:44:34

HPH289 : Retrofitting period properties – with Roger Hunt

9/23/2020
Author Roger Hunt explains why period properties need treating differently when it comes to achieving successful retrofit projects. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:27:09

HPH288 : Renovating a 1960s house for comfort and efficiency – with Russel Hayden

9/9/2020
Architect Russel Hayden explains how he sought to renovate a derelict 1960s house to EnerPHit standards. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:33:38

HPH287 : A beginner's guide to retrofit – with Russell Smith

8/26/2020
Russell Smith of Parity Projects explains why a whole house plan is the best way forward for tackling a renovation. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:35:27

HPH286 : What is the Living Building Challenge? – with Martin Brown

8/12/2020
Martin Brown from Fairsnape explains how the Living Building Challenge is a holistic standard that benefits health and the environment. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:29:59

HPH285 : Developing plant-based building materials – with Judith Thornton

7/29/2020
Dr Judith Thornton of Aberystwyth University explores how plant-based materials are being used in the building industry, and why they are so important for our future. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:27:50

HPH284 : Build It magazine's Self Build Education House – with Calum Taylor and Opinder Liddar

4/1/2020
Calum Taylor and Opinder Liddar talk through the design and construction of the 'Self Build Education House' at Graven Hill. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:36:10

HPH283 : Modelling the embodied carbon of your build – with Tim Martel

3/25/2020
Tim Martel explains how to model the embodied carbon of your build using PHribbon, a tool that plugs in to PHPP (Passive House Planning Package). Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:28:41

HPH282 : How to share knowledge, test and debunk! – with Nick Grant

3/18/2020
Nick Grant shares his thoughts on the lessons learned from 30 years of the AECB (Association of Environment Conscious Building). Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:32:02

HPH281 : What's it like to be an owner builder? – with Tully Gallagher

3/11/2020
Tully Gallagher of Beartooth Passive House, explains what it was like to take a leap of faith in swapping a desk job with building a 'forever home' for his family. Check out the show notes for more information.

Duration:00:35:45