Presented by exhibitors, our Masterclasses are an opportunity to learn from the experts.


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.

Visit PassivHaus Homes website »

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.

Visit Oakwrights website »

Lighting Design

12:10 – 12:50

David Amos of Amos Lighting

The key principles, techniques and creative approach to get the best out of your lighting.

Visit Amos Lighting website »

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.

Visit CVC Direct website »

Planning Your Flue & Chimney Design

14:00 – 14:40

Rangemoors Ltd

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.

Visit Rangemoors website »

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.

Visit Nu-Heat website »

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.

Visit Redwell SW website »

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.

Visit Source Energy website »

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.

Visit Potton website »

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.

Visit Intelligent Abodes website »

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.

Visit Green Building Store website »

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.

Visit Hearth & Cook website »