Seminars

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

SEMINARS

Below are the topics and times for the Seminars.

Saturday 4 March

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.

REAL SELFBUILDERS –
Simon and Barbara Andrews

12:30

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

13:30

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

14:30

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

15:30

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.

Sunday 5 March

Getting Started

10:30

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

Funding Your Self Build

11:30

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

12:30

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

13:30

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

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.