Seminars

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

Seminars

Below are the Seminar topics and times for 2019. They are free to attend with no booking required. Seminars are subject to change.

Saturday 7 September

10:30 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.

11:30 Plot Finding

Peter Johns, Publisher of SelfBuild & Design magazine will talk through the options for finding a plot of land and identifying alternative building opportunities.

12:30 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.

13:30 Funding Your Self Build Project

Mike Pawley of Buildstore will discuss how to secure funding for your project and how best to manage your money during the build.

14:30 Real Self Builder

First-time selfbuilders Keith and Kirsty Conder worked alongside friends and family to complete their highly contemporary Exeter home. Hear how they worked closely with their builders, supplying materials when required with Keith labouring at weekends to cut costs.

15:30 Alternative Construction Methods

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

 

 

Sunday 8 September

10:30 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.

11:30 Funding Your Self Build

Mike Pawley of Buildstore will discuss how to secure funding for your project and how best to manage your money during the build.

12:30 Alternative Construction Methods

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

13:30 Plot Finding

Peter Johns, Publisher of SelfBuild & Design magazine will talk through the options for finding a plot of land and identifying alternative building opportunities.

14:30 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.