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


Masterclasses take place on both days of the Show

Each Masterclass is between 30 and 50 minutes long. Below are details and times of the Masterclasses at the 2018 Show.

Saturday 8 September

An Introduction to Heat Recovery Ventilation

10:30 – 11:10

Tim Bartlett of CVC Direct

All you ever wanted to know about Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation (MVHR) but didn’t like to ask!

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Oak Frame Homes – understanding the potential of oak framing and encapsulation for energy efficiency

11:15 – 11:55

Tim Crump of Oakwrights will share his vast experience to arm the self-builder with the knowledge of the services and products on offer to achieve the highest standards of home building.

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Transforming Your Home with Light

12:05 – 12:40

David Amos of Amos Lighting will demonstrate tried and tested ways to maximise the use of lighting in your project.

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Saving on Your Water Bills

12:45 – 13:20

Ian Woodcock of Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater collected off the roof can be used for toilets, washing machines and outside use. It can also act as a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) to prevent flooding. To meet current legislation on water usage, rainwater harvesting provides a sustainable and sensible solution.

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Home Control & Entertainment – discreet solutions for your home

14:00 – 14:40

Karen Chugg of Intelligent Abodes offers advice on lighting & control, curtains or blinds to enhance the appearance of your home, whilst improving energy consumption. Learn more about discreet multi-room audio-visual systems and how to integrate the latest technology, voice control.

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An Introduction to Passivhaus

14:50 – 15:20

Lee Broomhall of MBC Timber Frame

This introduction to Passivhaus explains why this building standard is rapidly growing in popularity. Lee will also talk about the MBC Timber Frame foundation system, which has been developed to achieve Passive standards.

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From Forest to Home

15:30 – 16:15

Luke Copley-Wilkins of Carpenter Oak explains the processes that take place from selecting and grading oak through to providing beautiful structures for homes and commercial buildings using the latest modern materials and encapsulation techniques.

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Sunday 9 September

Ventilation Systems

10:30 – 11:10

Charlie Bisby of Envirovent

The importance of the design of ventilation systems and the correct selection of ductwork. For self builders who want a solution which is simple and almost risk free, he will be discussing Environvent’s Fast Track semi-rigid ducting system.

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Energy Storage

11:15 – 11:55

Gabriel Wondrausch of Sungift Solar

The importance of energy storage in the future of sustainable energy, maximising self-consumption and the integration of renewables into the national grid.

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Underfloor Heating – the truth behind the myths

12:05 – 12:40

Brian Woodcock of Nu-Heat Underfloor Heating & Renewables reveals the truth behind the myths and explains how underfloor heating can help you break free from bad heating.

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Home Cinema Design

12:45 – 13:20

Nic Black of The Pyramid Group

A guide to the key considerations and technology options relating to successful home cinema designs for living rooms and dedicated cinema rooms.

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Heat Pumps and Renewable Heat – The Smarter Way

14:00 – 14:40

Emma Collinson of Smart Renewable Heat

Let us share our 15 years' experience, understanding that the challenge of energy efficiency is not going away, how to successfully implement heat pump solutions into your project, and why this is one of the best project investments to make your house your home.

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