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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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Oct 6, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks with Andy Grace, a remodeler and roofer in Ligonier, Pa. about being a do-it-all remodeler, buying the right tools, and successfully managing clients.

Oct 2, 2020

Rob, Brian, and Patrick hear from listeners about Aeroseal, DIY blower doors, and Minnesota’s climate, before taking questions about restoring window sash, lukewarm water, and making a comfortable shop in a block-wall garage.

Sep 29, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks with Doug Horgan, Vice President of Best Practices for BOWA, a design-build remodeling firm in the Washington, D.C. area.

Sep 25, 2020

Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about sweating pipes and spray foam before taking questions about waterproofing a bathroom with a curbless shower, getting permits for DIY electrical work, and properly detailing decks.

Sep 22, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks with Ross MacPherson about transitioning from a job as a builder and HERS rater to manager of an air-sealing business.

Sep 18, 2020

Kiley, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about well pumps, snowy soffits, and favorite carpentry apps, before taking questions about stair treads, vinyl siding, and log homes.

Sep 15, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Jim Collins, a landscape architect and project manager with the city of Hamilton, Ontario about the field of landscape architecture and what builders get wrong about landscaping.

Sep 11, 2020

Colin, Matt and Patrick hear from listeners about the durability of building tapes and doing without PT lumber, before taking questions on venting roofs in hot places, finding contractors in Covid times, and absent airtightness tests.

Sep 8, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Brooke Cambridge, a painting contractor from Salem, Mass. Brooke talks about how she became a painter and the ups and downs of being a business owner.

Sep 4, 2020

Matt, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about sweating copper and FHB podcast T-shirts before taking listener questions about the cost of high-performance homes, ductwork in a vented crawlspace, and toppling piers in a tight crawlspace.

Sep 1, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Travis Brungardt, a high-performance builder and remodeler in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Aug 28, 2020

Brian, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about hardcore DIY and CNC-cut plywood before taking listener questions about inadequate inspections, uncomfortable closets, and getting credit for an efficient home.

Aug 25, 2020

This Pro-Talk podcast features Emergency Room doctor Dr. Art Henderson talking to Patrick about his work, his passion for building, and the realities of COVID-19.

Aug 21, 2020

Rob, Kiley and Patrick hear from listeners about faulty spray foam and favorite tools before taking questions on building a shed without PT, wasting paint using a sprayer, and staging high work.

Aug 18, 2020

Patrick talks with Dr. Rachel Arango, Research Entomologist with the US Forest Service, about insect pests and the efficacy of various pressure treatment formulations in this edition of the Pro-Talk podcast.

Aug 14, 2020

Rob, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about Taunton’s Renovation and changing careers before taking listener questions on recent material shortages, water-damaged ceilings, and if creating a vented roof assembly was a waste of time.

Aug 11, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks with Rick Watson Director of Product Information and Technical Services for Sherwin Williams.

Aug 7, 2020

Justin spells out his plan for the future and Brian talks about the future of FHB. This special episode talks to former Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink and the new editor Brian Pontolilo.

Aug 4, 2020

In the second installment of this two-part Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Ace McArleton General Director and Managing Partner for New Frameworks, a high-performance home builder in Burlington, VT.  

Jul 31, 2020

Matt, Rob and Patrick hear from listeners about frozen hellscapes and pitch pockets before taking listener questions on real estate appraisals, treating tradespeople with respect, and energy improvements in a new build.

Jul 28, 2020

In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Ace McArleton General Director and Managing Partner for New Frameworks, a high-performance home builder in Burlington, VT.  

Jul 24, 2020

Matt, Kiley and Patrick hear from listeners about knowing the code and changing careers before taking questions on sealing ductwork, canceling a brick opening, and fixing wonky stairs.

Jul 21, 2020

In the second part of this two-part Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Rob Delaney, an Assessor/Quality Control Inspector for MCS Community Services in Jacksonville, Illinois, a weatherization firm improving the efficiency of housing for low income people.

Jul 17, 2020

Kiley, Rob and Patrick hear from listeners about sawhorses, spray foam, and winter in Minnesota, before taking questions about garage insulation, canceling window openings, and how to get your dream job in construction

Jul 14, 2020

In this two-part Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks Rob Delaney, an Assessor/Quality Control Inspector for MCS Community Services in Jacksonville, Illinois, a weatherization firm improving the efficiency of housing for low income people.

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