In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Jesse Glascott from G-Lux Builders.
In this episode we talk about:
Jesse was born and bred in Melbourne along with his brother – grew up with hard working parents.
Always struggling to sit still, Jesse was an active child who, from a young age had his hands on the tools from the get-go.
Throughout school, Jesse has an architectural flair and at age 16 finished school and did a carpentry apprenticeship with a start-to-finish builder.
Jesse’s apprenticeship experience working, mostly, one on one.
At age 20 Jesse stepped out as a sub-contractor in the commercial market and ended up doing formwork where he learnt to read plans and understand design documentation.
The history of the G-Lux Builders name.
Jesse defines ‘passive design and built homes’.
The current ‘certified passive house plus’ project
How Jesse’ came to this niche of the passive house market.
The increase of interest in passive homes and Jesse’s passion for innovative design.
The fundamentals Jesse learnt from the passive house tradesman course and the programs used to calculate the energy used and consumed by occupants.
The requirements of a passive home needs to meet the certification.
Using his own home to showcase sustainable products, like wood fibre, which is not yet available in Australia.
The passive house community and Jesse explains the Melbourne Ice-box Challenge.
The Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system and the long-term impacts of passive homes on future generations.
Design process of passive homes and the architects leaning towards these designs.
The balance of building your own home and Jesse’s passion outside of work.
The comparison of costs between a passive home and a standard build.
The future for G-Lux Builders and Jesse as a leader in his field.
The challenges of the early days of business for Jesse and his learnings from this time.
Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Jesse Glascott from G-Lux Builders
Credits: Podcast Produced by Pretty Podcasts
Build Hatch Podcast Soundtrack Title: “Ride It Like You Mean It”. Artist Name: Kristian Leo. Written By: Evert Zeevalkink. Published by Soundstripe Productions.