Podcasts

Our two podcast series, ‘Building Insights’ and ‘Builders’ Voices’ launched in 2021, play a pivotal role in bolstering netMAGmedia’s lineup of magazines, audience research, and white papers across its brands. ‘Building Insights’ delves into the construction industry from a variety of perspectives, offering expert insights into key topics, and partnerships with key industry sponsors. On the other hand, ‘Builders’ Voices, was developed in collaboration with the Federation of Master Builders to give a unique platform for builders and SME housebuilders to openly share views and experiences of the industry. 

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The Benefits of Retrofit & Refurbishment

Tom Slater founded T2S Architects during the pandemic and is driving the agenda around retrofit as beneficial for the urban context, developers’ business cases, and sustainability.

Building Insights Episode 30 | 4 March 2024 | With Tom Slater

Jeremy Gray, FMB

Jeremy Gray at the Federation of Master Builders discusses the key takeaways from the FMB’s 2023 House Builders Survey, a key snapshot of the shared challenges across the sector.

Builders' Voices Episode 7 | 12 February 2024 | With Jeremy Gray

Retrofit: The ‘green elephant in the room’

In the run-up to Futurebuild at London’s Excel James Parker, editor of Architects’ Datafile and Housebuilder and Developer, speaks to Martin Hurn, event director at Futurebuild.

Building Insights Episode 28 | 29 January 2024 | With Martin Hurn

Solutions for Stormwater Management Round Table Review

In this special episode of Building Insights we captures some of the key highlights from our October 2023 industry round table, ‘Solutions for Stormwater Management.’

Building Insights Episode 27 | 19 December 2023 | With James Parker

Growing Apprenticeships & Diversity for Heat Pump Rollout

Samsung Climate Solutions' Aimee Holloran is accelerating heat pump installations and apprenticeships across the country. She’s a powerful role model for any young woman considering plumbing as a career.

Building Insights Episode 26 | 12 December 2023 | With Aimee Holloran

Sam Eden, FMB London

Sam Eden of the FMB’s London Hub discuses how the Ultra Low Emissions Zone could ruin plans to deliver the capital’s energy retrofit goals.

Builders' Voices Episode 6 | 4 December 2023 | With Sam Eden

Specialist Membranes for Passivhaus Design

Achieving a Passivhaus-compliant design for a building requires meticulous attention to detail. A. Proctor's James and Iain simplify the process of creating an effective, breathable, and airtight envelope for high-rises.

Building Insights Episode 25 | 27 November 2023 | With Iain Fairnington & James Johnston

Sustainability in the Built Environment

Rita Singh of Kingspan Insulation discusses how a fabric first approach works in practice and why retrofit first should be the overriding aim.

Building Insights Episode 23 | 13 November 2023 | With Rita Singh

Sustainable Design – Liveable Homes with Fabric First Design

Charlie Luxton, ambassador for Samsung Climate Solutions looks at how lower energy house designs will be better places to live, and tackles some of the myths about their ‘liveability’.

Building Insights Episode 22 | 6 November 2023 | With Charlie Luxton

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