Ben says to check your library for Taunton titles. Jonathan shows us how U.S. homes are heated. Marc likes linoleum. Paul wants universal tool batteries. Roger wonders about insulating a steel-frame building. Andrew asks about safely doing high work. Kevin is building carriage doors for his shop.
Ian, Sandy, and David discuss teaching the carpentry trade in a classroom environment, recruiting students from nontraditional backgrounds, and ways contractors can build a relationship with local trade schools.
Mike has advice about anvils. Domas clarifies Canadian code on interior poly sheeting. Nicky asks about improving airtightness. Sam asks if a chimney cleaning is the same as a chimney inspection. A prospective homebuyers wonders what questions to ask sellers about a home you’re considering buying. The crew contemplates old-house features.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Ian talks to Jessica Bishop-Smyser, Operations Manager at Silent Rivers Design+Build, about the challenges of producing a wide variety of projects and keeping them on budget.
Mike, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about construction productivity and kitchen remodels with FHB’s help, before taking questions about insulating a basement, resources to teach historic preservation, and making an ADU from a steel shipping container.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Ian talks to Jason Langkammerer of AT6 Architecture + Design Build about growing up with a builder for a father, starting your own business, and the challenges of working in the Bay Area.
The crew hears from listeners about Bonfiglioli walls and ready-mix concrete before taking listener questions about weird screws, insulating a basement ceiling, and suburban mall redevelopment.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Ian talks to Maria Lauber of Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC about the Inflation Reduction Act, heat pumps, and contractor training programs.
The crew hears from listeners about galvanic corrosion and the satisfaction that comes from tradework before taking listener questions about durable low-cost flooring, replacing previously replaced windows, and diagnosing a poorly performing bath fan.