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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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Now displaying: August, 2021
Aug 31, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to his now-retired junior high shop teacher about the value of hands-on education and what can be done to reverse the skilled-trade gap.

Aug 27, 2021

Brian, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about pool lights, guardrail-post connections, and adding exterior insulation before answering questions about whole-house batteries and design software.

Aug 26, 2021

Anna describes how a shared passion for building homes to Passive House standards and the meticulous nature of the process helped her and other members of her crew learn to be the excellent builders they are today.

Aug 24, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to home inspector Paul Barraza about what makes a good home inspector, the difference between home inspectors and code officials, and how home inspections can be a good second career for former tradespeople.

Aug 24, 2021

In this sponsored episode of the FHB podcast, Patrick talks to Jenn Tuetken, Senior Manager of Innovation and Design, and Nicole Willits, Product Marketing Specialist, at Pella about industrial design, window trends and innovations, and finding inspiration.

Aug 20, 2021

Matt, Kiley, Brian, Rob, Jeff, and Patrick hear from listeners about exterior foam and septic systems before taking questions on including exterior insulation in a new build, avoiding metal connectors, and refinishing cabinets.

Aug 17, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to engineer Cameron Prince about the future of HVAC, seeing things from an engineer’s perspective, and how to make your heating and cooling equipment last a long time.

Aug 13, 2021

In this week's special anniversary episode, regular listener and professional builder Mason Lord interviews longtime FHB contributor and Taunton Press book author Gary Katz.

Aug 10, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Australian builder Jason Economos about the differences between Australian and North American building, universal challenges to building homes, and what’s up with spec builds.

Aug 6, 2021

Kiley, Rob, and Patrick hear from listeners about heat-pump water heaters and expensive homes before taking questions on preventing wet windows, sealing a crawlspace, and improving the livability and efficiency of an existing house.

Aug 3, 2021

In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick and Mark talk about growing up working on houses, what residential construction can learn from bigger projects, and how to make home HVAC better. 

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