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HPH080 : Behind the Scenes of Our Housing Documentary – with Paul Jennings from ALDAS

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Paul Jennings from ALDAS talks through some of the findings from the airtightness tests we carried out as part of our documentary. Watch Our Brand New Documentary! The Future of Housing – And How Airtightness Can Help got its first […]

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HPH079 : How Ventilation in the Home Has Evolved – with Mark Chesney from Beam

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Mark Chesney from Beam Vacuum & Ventilation explains how houses have become increasingly airtight and why this has had a significant impact on energy efficiency. He also shares why having a good ventilation strategy is so important.   The Future of Housing – […]

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HPH078 : Externally Insulating a Bungalow with Straw Bales – with John Butler

Podcast: Play in new window | Download John Butler tells the story of how he retrofitted a bungalow to be more energy efficient. Having carried out a lot of the work himself, he also shares what he’s learnt about airtightness and overheating.   The Future of Housing – Premiere! […]

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HPH077 : Inspiration as a Big Developer Loses Out on a Plot to a Local Group – with Jackson Moulding from Ashley Vale

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Jackson Moulding from Ecomotive tells the story of Ashley Vale, a group self build scheme in Bristol, UK, that initially had to fend off a large developer in order to secure a plot of land. The will of the local community was […]

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HPH076 : Getting the Foundations of a Building Right – with David Sharpe from Thomasons

Podcast: Play in new window | Download David Sharpe from Thomasons explains what the foundations are, why they must be site specific and how they could impact on the design of a building. Interview with David Sharpe David Sharpe is not only a chartered structural engineer but also a certified […]

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HPH075 : Is a HUF HAUS the Ultimate Turnkey Solution? – with Dani and James McDonald

Podcast: Play in new window | Download James and Dani McDonald reveal why they were drawn to HUF HAUS, how the process worked and why they have become very loyal to the brand. Interview with Dani and James McDonald Dani and James had fallen in love with the […]

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HPH074 : How a Public Consultation Helped a Rural Self Build – with Alex Baines

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Alex Baines talks through the plans for his semi earth-sheltered home, to be constructed to Passivhaus standard, and explains why involving the local community in the early stages was essential in gaining the relevant permissions. Interview with Alex Baines Alex Baines’ […]

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HPH073 : How Alterations to Period Properties Affect Performance – with Richard Oxley from Oxley Conservation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Richard Oxley from Oxley Conservation explains why understanding an old house is such a vital first step to take before upgrading its performance. Interview with Richard Oxley Richard Oxley began his professional life as a chartered surveyor. He then developed his interest […]

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HPH072 : A Radical Retrofit of an End of Terrace House – with Tim Nicholson

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Tim Nicholson reveals why he chose to retrofit rather than build new and, having selected a suitable property, what the strategy was and why. Tim has also been blogging about the experience on his website Oxford Green House. Interview with Tim Nicholson […]

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HPH071 : Open Source, Digitally Manufactured Homes – with Alastair Parvin from WikiHouse

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Alastair Parvin explains how WikiHouse has developed and why it is so significant when it comes to enabling more people to build affordable, high quality homes. Interview with Alastair Parvin   WikiHouse Developed From a Curiosity About Emerging Technologies Alastair had […]

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