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.
The podcast for people who love plants—but not always the same ones. Brought to you by the editors of Fine Gardening, this fun, informative podcast tackles all things topical in gardening. You’ll listen to the insights (and arguments) of Editor-in-Chief Steve Aitken and Senior Editor Danielle Sherry as they discuss various horticultural subjects on a deeper level. You will also hear from today’s leading horticultural minds who will offer their wisdom and opinions about what you might want to ...
Each week I'll talk to a fellow gardener and pick their brain on plants, garden design, pop culture and oh so much more
Patrick talks to Karalynn Cromeens, an attorney who specializes in work for construction firms, about the ways contractors can improve their chance of getting paid, as well as important clauses that should be in their contracts.
Is there anything ground covers can’t do? They are useful in problem areas like steep slopes, under trees and shrubs, and in spaces that need erosion control. They also reduce maintenance by enveloping areas that would ordinarily need a boatload of mulch to keep weeds at bay. Now, not all ground covers play nice. Some species will not only cover ba…
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about low decks and landslides, before taking questions about converting a deck to a screened porch, insulating the floor of a raised addition, and detailing exterior foam insulation.
Keith and Patrick talk about affordable high-performance homes, easy ways to boost home efficiency, and the low-load house Keith built for himself.
Kiley, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about carbon footprints and battery-powered riding mowers before taking questions about drippy attic hatches, right-sizing a heat pump, and detailing a crawlspace vapor barrier.
Patrick talks to Bob Behnke, technical service manager for Franklin International about how to get stronger glue joints, picking the right glue for the job, and advances in construction adhesives.
Always give a gift that you yourself would like to receive. That’s excellent advice when it comes to life-- and as gardeners, we can extend that sentiment to giving plants as gifts. Ask yourself: what plants would I like to get as a gift? We had a lot of fun on today’s episode, imagining the scenarios in which we’d give our friends, neighbors, or e…
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about blower-door bargains and ground-source heat pumps before taking listener questions about water moving through concrete block, close-to-grade decks, and custom spreadsheets for estimating.
As one of the founders of the Pretty Good House movement, Dan talks about his shift into building science and why PGH is accessible to everyone from homeowners to builders.
Patrick talks to Cody Finke, CEO of Brimstone Energy, a startup working toward the production of carbon-neutral Portland cement about the amount of concrete we use globally, why it’s a significant source of carbon emissions, and how to make it less polluting.
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about industry trade shows and retrofit calculators before taking questions on building with native lumber, saving a masonry building, and insulating an old Cape.
Patrick talks to Greg Palese, vice president of marketing at Klein Tools about the history of Klein, why it’s important to make tools in the United States, and what it’s like working for a family-owned company.
Little kids have Christmas. Gardeners have spring. To us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. And with the start of the season, comes those inevitable trips to the nursery. In an effort to not max out their credit cards, this spring Carol and Danielle are making shopping lists of plants that they will be on the hunt for. These species are …
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about construction costs, SIP panels, and sliding doors before taking questions about monitoring humidity levels, pine paneling in an unheated outbuilding, and noisy pipes.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Keith Bohling about affordable high-performance homes, using state resources to train workers, and easy ways to boost home efficiency.
Andrew, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about supply chains and music on the job before taking questions about finishing a wet basement, ground-source heat pumps, and squeaky floors.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to the president of the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association about the history of forest products in the Northeast, why lumber prices are so high, and sustainable forest management.
Yes, that’s right: plants can solve problems. Maybe not problems like those noisy neighbors next door or your husband failing to replace the toilet paper roll, time and time again. But plants can solve problems like a barren patch of garden under a shallow-rooted tree, or a lack of pollinators in your yard. Today’s array of fantastic perennials are…
Ian, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about hydro air and rustic decks before taking listener questions about ventilation under asphalt shingles, vapor barriers under concrete footings, and keeping cool with a whole-house fan.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks Thor Matteson, an engineer who works on seismic retrofits, about the methods and challenges of seismic reinforcement in the Bay Area of California.
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about tightening a leaky house and protecting an add-a-level during construction before taking listener questions about improving the draft of combustion appliances, drips from an SIP roof, and an inexpensive way to hide exterior mounted line sets.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Todd London and Mike Glowacki of Sherwood Lumber in Melville, N.Y. about supply-chain disruptions, high building-materials costs, and changes in the lumber business.
They’re often called the “exclamation points” of the landscape, drawing attention in a not-so-subtle way. Of course, we’re talking about columnar (AKA fastigiate) plants and today we’re highlighting some of the best options. Skinny plants are invaluable for several reasons other than their ability to catch the eye. They also have a small footprint …
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about zoning and photovoltaic windows, before taking listener questions about push-on wire connectors, insulating a sauna, and warming a cold floor.
Patrick talks to remodeling contractor Andy Grace about the challenges of contracting, how the pandemic has affected residential construction, and what it’s like to build a post-frame building for your business.