We have a bumper episode for our sixth and final instalment of this Building Talks Net Zero podcast series.
We talk to the engineering firm Webb Yates about key construction materials, with Anna Beckett and Tom Webster explaining the potential to reuse or recycle materials such as concrete and steel. They also explore the barriers in the market at the moment and some exciting new innovations.
We also hear from Edmund Fowles and Fergus Feilden, the founding partners of Feilden Fowles, a young practice that has attracted attention for its sustainable approach to architecture and which has its office co-located with Waterloo City Farm in central London.
We head down the farm to find out more about the structure of their ‘demountable’ studio, which was always meant to be temporary because the site is part of wider development plans for St Thomas’ hospital.
This means that in a couple of years’ time the existing timber frame structure - which exemplifies Feilden Fowles’ ‘low tech’ approach - will be taken down and transported to the South-west where it will open a new studio, while a new home will be found for the London business.
Simon Wyatt, partner at Cundall, provides our regular jargon buster session, this time taking on the hot topic of heat pumps. Are they currently the best option we have to decarbonise heating in our buildings?
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