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.

Details of Seminars for 2017 will appear closer to the time of the Show.

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.