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 Masterclasses for 2017. Full details of the Masterclasses for 2018 will be on this page closer to the date of the Show.


Saturday 9 September

The Process of Designing Your New Home

10:30 – 11:10

Sean Adams of Potton looks at the design process including budgeting, planning policies, design principles and lifestyle choices to help you understand the process of designing your own self build home and bringing your ideas to life.

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Retrofit Underfloor Heating: The Truth Behind the Myths

11:20 – 12:00

Brian Woodcock of Nu-Heat Underfloor Heating & Renewables looks at everything you need to know about underfloor heating for renovation and extension projects

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Oak Frame Homes: Understanding the Potential of Oak Framing and Encapsulation for Energy Efficiency

12:10 – 12:50

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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All you wanted to know about MHVR but didn’t know what questions to ask

13:00 – 13:50

Tim Bartlett pf CVC Direct looks at the need for MVHR, how it works and its benefits, the importance of early planning and the problems that can easily be avoided.

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Transforming Your Home With Light

14:00 – 14:40

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

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Designing Smart Homes

14:50 – 15:0

Nic Black of The Pyramid Group will guide you through the maze, of competing options that claim to make our homes smarter, and subsequently our lives too!

Visit The Pyramid Group website »

How Passivhaus Could be the Solution for Your Project

15:40 – 16:30

Paul Cooper of Peregrine Mears Architects considers the principles and benefits of Passivhaus for self builders.

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Sunday 10 September

MVHR: Why We Need it And Why We Need it Well Designed

10:30 – 11:10

Tom Heywood of Green Building Store looks at quiet, efficient MVHR systems for low energy and Passivhaus projects.

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The Right Heating System for Your Self-Build

11:20 – 12:00

Ben Hodges of Smart Renewable Heat considers how investing in the right design and renewable heating system for your home now, provide huge benefits to you in the future

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Home Control & Entertainment - Discreet Solutions For Your Home

12:10 - 12:50

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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From Forest To Home

13:00 – 13:50

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

Visit Carpenter Oak website »


14:00 – 14:40

Luke Batchelor of Cornwall Glass will look at Internal and External Balustrading installations for the home including Balcony Balustrades, Juliette, Mezzanine and Stairway. Which style and which glass to use and why including handrail and fitting options

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The New Tesla Powerwall 2 - Your Own Power Station

14:50 – 15:30

Gabriel Wondrausch of Sungift Solar looks at the latest developments in on-site energy generation and energy storage to increase your self-consumption from Tesla.

Visit Sungift Solar website »