Seminars

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

SEMINARS 2016

Below are the topics and times for the 2016 Seminars.

Saturday 10 September

Getting Started

10:30

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

REAL SELFBUILDERS – Ray Vince

11:30

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.

Funding Your Self Build

12:30

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

13:30

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

The Practicalities of a Self Build

14:30

Experienced selfbuilder and regular SelfBuild & Design magazine contributor David Wring addresses some of the practical aspects of on-site project management, from catering for builders needs to saving money on work and materials.

REAL SELFBUILDERS – Simon Andrews

15:30

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

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

Sunday 11 September

Getting Started

10:30

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

The Practicalities of a Self Build

11:30

Experienced selfbuilder and regular SelfBuild & Design magazine contributor David Wring addresses some of the practical aspects of on-site project management, from catering for builders needs to saving money on work and materials.

Funding Your Self Build

12:30

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.

REAL SELFBUILDERS – Simon Abdilla

13:30

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

To meet a tight budget local bank manager Simon Abdilla tackled most of the hands-on work on his new home despite having a full-time job.

REAL SELFBUILDERS – Ray Vince

14:30

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.

Alternative Construction Methods

15:30

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