Masterclasses take place on both days of the Show. Each is between 30 and 50 minutes long. The timetable for Masterclasses at the 2016 Show is below.
Details of Masterclasses for 2017 will be published closer to the time of the Show.
Saturday 10 September
PassivHaus: Am I Allowed to Open the Windows?
10:30 – 11:10
Adam Dadeby of PassivHaus Homes
Adam Dadeby, a certified PassivHaus consultant who lives in Totnes will dispel some common myths about PassivHaus. His own house was one of the country’s first Passivhaus certified retrofit projects, completed in 2011 and Adam is co-author of the PassivHaus Handbook. With wife Erica, he runs a PassivHaus B&B in his home.
Understanding the Potential of Oak Framing and Encapsulation for Energy Efficiency
11:20 – 12:00
Tim Crump of Oakwrights
An opportunity to hear how and why oak framing is at the forefront of the self-build market from one of the most experienced oak framers in Great Britain.
12:10 – 12:50
David Amos of Amos Lighting
The key principles, techniques and creative approach to get the best out of your lighting.
Why do I Need MVHR and How Does it Work?
13:00 – 13:50
Tim Bartlett of CVC Direct
All you ever wanted to know about heat recovery ventilation but didn’t know what to ask.
Planning Your Flue & Chimney Design
14:00 – 14:40
When to start thinking about your chimney and flue options, key design and build considerations, the importance of quality components, making yours distinctive and easing you through the process.
Underfloor Heating: is it Right for My Project?
14:50 – 15:20
Nu-Heat Underfloor Heating & Renewables
Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about underfloor heating.
Infrared: The Future of Heating Explained
15:30 – 16:10
Nic Black of Redwell SW
An introduction to an entirely new concept of heating for the home that heats yourself and the fabric of your building, providing significant cost savings over conventional heating systems that just heat the air.
Sunday 11 September
Heat Pumps do the Funniest Things!
10:30 – 11:15
Ben Hodges of Source Energy
Sharing 10 years of technical and customer experiences of ground and air source heat pump systems.
Timber Frame Systems and SIPS
11:30 – 12:15
A look at what’s involved with timber frame and SIPS (structurally insulated panels) methods of house construction.
Entertainment and Home Control Solutions – Ensure You Future Proof Your Home
12:30 - 13:15
Karen Chugg of Intelligent Abodes
Learn how lighting and heating control can enhance the appearance of your home, whilst improving energy efficiency and security. Plus planning and design of home entertainment and control systems.
Passivhaus and Radical Retrofit Case Studies
13:30 – 14:15
Bill Butcher of Green Building Store
Find out about some exemplar low energy self build projects with Bill Butcher, director of Green Building Store and Certified Passive House Consultant.
Choosing Your Wood-Burning or Multifuel Stove
14:30 – 15:15
Hearth & Cook
Which fuel, sizing your heating requirements, gas and electric options, energy efficiency, quality design features, the selection and fitting process.