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 2017 Seminars.

Saturday 9 September

Getting Started

10:30

SelfBuild & Design magazine Editor Ross Stokes delivers an introduction to self build, providing an overview of all of the stages of the process including plot finding, planning permission, design and procurement.

The Planning Process

11:30

Sally Tagg of the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) explains what you need to know about the planning process and how to get planning permission.

Plot Finding

12:30

Peter Johns, Publisher of SelfBuild & Design magazine, will look at your options for finding a plot of land or identifying alternative building opportunities.

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.

REAL SELFBUILDERS – Mike Ellis

14:30

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

Meet home-owner Mike Ellis as he talks about his self build experience that led to an award winning Carpenter Oak framed home with energy efficiency and eco values at its core. Mike will be joined by the key people behind the project.

Funding Your Self Build

15:30

Tom McSherry a self build finance expert from BuildStore will discuss how to secure funding for your project and how best to manage your money during the build.

Sunday 10 September

Getting Started

10:30

SelfBuild & Design magazine Editor Ross Stokes delivers an introduction to self build, providing an overview of all of the stages of the process 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.

The Planning Process

13:30

Sally Tagg is Managing Director of a leading national planning consultancy and also the Technical Representative on planning matters for NaCSBA. She explains what you need to know about the planning process and how to get planning permission.

Plot Finding

14:30

Peter Johns, Publisher of SelfBuild & Design magazine, will look at your options for finding a plot of land or identifying alternative building opportunities.