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The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast embodies Fine Homebuilding magazine's commitment to the preservation of craftsmanship and the advancement of home performance in residential construction. Hosted by the magazine's editors, The FHB Podcast is an informal but vigorous show about the techniques and principles that allow listeners to master their design and building challenges.
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Nov 26, 2021

The editors discuss how to retrofit an air barrier, favorite tools, how to build in earthquake country, how to buy old houses, and much more in these clips from episodes 145-149.

Nov 23, 2021

Patrick and Mariana talk about the appeal of Passive House, how to lower US carbon emissions, and how to make residential construction more inclusive.

Nov 19, 2021

Patrick, Mark, and Colin hear from listeners about design software and rain-water collection before taking questions about oil canning in metal roofs, benchtop jointers, and basement finishing.

Nov 16, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to builder and remodeler Mason Lord of HVP in Kent, CT about running a construction business, do-it-all saws, and the challenges of being a contractor.

Nov 12, 2021

Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about electromagnetic radiation and trim over siding before taking listener questions about moving from a software company to construction, building your own addition, and homesteading in Canada.

Nov 9, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Mark Petersen talks with John Williamson about the history of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and explains how new codes are created.

Nov 8, 2021

In this episode, Rob talks to Garland about building using 18th-century techniques and processes. Few carpenters have had the opportunity to spend their life continuing a construction legacy as old as America itself. Garland has, and he has helped keep the fabric of our nation’s trade history firmly intact by instructing fellow tradespeople and the public throughout every project.

Nov 5, 2021

Patrick, Mark, and guest host Ian Schwandt hear from listeners about greywater, leak-detection juice, and popcorn ceilings before taking questions on detailing a barndominium, using home-sawn lumber for building, and pulling up sticky layers of roofing.

Nov 2, 2021

In this special series of episodes of the FHB Podcast, Rob Yagid, executive director of Keep Craft Alive and former Fine Homebuilding editor, shares his conversations with some of the most talented and dedicated people in the world of residential design and construction.

Nov 2, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to carpenter Laura Smarrito about doing carpentry in Antarctica and Greenland, how to make the trades more inclusive, and the appeal of being challenged every day.

Nov 2, 2021

In this special episode of the FHB Podcast, Patrick talks to Pella Product Manager Bryan Warring about the benefits of fiberglass windows and doors, how to get reliable installations, and what we can expect for the future of fiberglass fenestration.

Oct 29, 2021

Rob, Patrick, and Kiley hear from listeners about TikTok, LED lights, and Houston geography before taking questions about sealing a leaky chimney, improving the efficiency of a big old house, and fixing a hole where the rain gets in.

Oct 26, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Mark Petersen talks with Paul Mackie (aka Mr. Cedar), a cedar specialist with the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.

Oct 22, 2021

Brian, Mark, and Patrick hear from listeners about radon and Bay Area weather, before taking questions about wet basements, reflective paint, and leaky window openings.

Oct 21, 2021

In this episode, Rob talks to Justin Fink about leaving his reliable office job—with its steady paycheck—and forging out on his own to start a remodeling company that works on historic homes in and around central Connecticut. Justin never stopped swinging the hammer during all his years as an editor, and this move was a long time coming. Justin and Rob talk about how Justin first got into the trades, and how he ended up where he is today.

Oct 19, 2021

Patrick talks to former Alaska-based home builder Tom Bodett about being a builder and helping to start HatchSpace, a woodworking shop, teaching space, and gallery.

Oct 15, 2021

Patrick and Rob Wotzak head to the nation’s heartland to hear about what’s happening with high-performance building in the Midwest.

Oct 12, 2021

In this episode, Mark and Jim discuss the history of the advancements in residential glass technology, the benefits of low-e coatings, the difference between argon and krypton, and all things residential glass related.

Oct 8, 2021

Mark, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about design software and Gold Medallion homes before taking listener questions on using greywater systems, ventilating a damp house, and protecting foundation insulation.

Oct 5, 2021

In this episode, Patrick and Rob talk about running a contracting business, managing client expectations, and the challenges of finding skilled help.

Oct 1, 2021

Mark, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about sawdust stoves and owner-builders before taking listener questions about choosing a wall assembly, cooling a historic cabin, and building on masonry piers.

Sep 28, 2021

Patrick talks to solar-energy-system designer and former installer George Hart about the opportunities in the solar-energy industry, how advances will shape the technology, and what a renewable-energy-powered economy will look like.

Sep 24, 2021

Brian, Mark and Patrick hear from listeners about shop teachers and tape for poly sheeting, before taking listener questions on the right roof for a future PV array, controlling radon, and improving the efficiency of a Bay Area house.

Sep 21, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to J.T. Rieves about how home centers can answer the needs of trade professionals, why two nearby stores have different inventory, and do home centers have different products than supply houses?

Sep 17, 2021

Mark, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about home battery systems and tented tile before taking listener questions about rotted porches, slippery steps, and building partitions on top of laminate flooring.

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