Seminars

Our programme of free Seminars from self build and industry experts gives plenty of Q&A opportunities.

SEMINARS

Below are the topics covered by the Seminars in 2017 as an illustration of what will be on offer

Details and timings for 2018 Seminars will be available closer to the date of the Show.

Saturday

Getting Started

SelfBuild & Design magazine Editor Ross Stokes delivers an introduction to self build, including plot finding, planning permission, design and procurement.

REAL SELFBUILDERS – Ray Vince

Come and hear the experiences of people who have already built their own home.

Ray Vince and his wife have achieved their mortgage-free dream home after a two-phase plan which began with the purchase of a rural property containing several buildings.

REAL SELFBUILDERS –
Simon and Barbara Andrews

Come and hear the experiences of people who have already built their own home.

Simon and Barbara Andrews have built a stunning low-maintenance, energy-efficient contemporary home for their retirement.

Plot Finding

Mark Stevenson of timber frame and package company specialists Potton will talk through how to successfully find land and secure planning permission for your building plot.

Alternative Construction Methods

Gerald Cole, Consultant Editor to SelfBuild & Design magazine, will discuss alternatives to tradition brick and block construction – including timber frame, SIPS and ICF.

Funding Your Self Build

One of Buildstore’s specialist mortgage advisers will discuss how to secure funding for your project and how best to manage your money during the build.

Sunday

Getting Started

SelfBuild & Design magazine Editor Ross Stokes delivers an introduction to self build, including plot finding, planning permission, design and procurement.

Funding Your Self Build

One of Buildstore’s specialist mortgage advisers will discuss how to secure funding for your project and how best to manage your money during the build.

Alternative Construction Methods

Gerald Cole, Consultant Editor to SelfBuild & Design magazine, will discuss alternatives to tradition brick and block construction – including timber frame, SIPS and ICF.

REAL SELFBUILDERS –
Steve and Amanda Wills

Come and hear the experiences of people who have already built their own home.

Steve and Amanda Wills swapped life in a conventional four-bedroom house for a derelict 18th century barn in South Yorkshire, with no running water or electricity. Although they had never tackled a building project before, the couple have successfully transformed the barn into a stunning family home.

REAL SELFBUILDERS – Ray Vince

Come and hear the experiences of people who have already built their own home.

Ray Vince and his wife have achieved their mortgage-free dream home after a two-phase plan which began with the purchase of a rural property containing several buildings.