Our programme of free Seminars from self build and industry experts gives plenty of Q&A opportunities


Seminars are free to attend with no booking required. Below are the topics that our Seminars cover. The days and times for each Seminar will be on this page closer to the date of the Show.

Getting Started

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.

Planning Permission

Andy Moger of Tetlow King Planning will guide you through the essential information you need to know about planning - learn how the system works and how to maximise your chances of securing planning permission, plus learn the jargon on outline planning permission, detailed planning permission, permitted development rights and how to apply the Community Infrastructure Levy.

Plot Finding

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

Gerald Cole, Consultant Editor to SelfBuild & Design magazine, will discuss alternatives to tradition brick and block construction – including timber frame, SIPS and ICF.

Funding Your Self Build

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.