Seminars

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

Seminars

Seminars are free to attend with no booking required. Below are the topics that our Seminars will cover at this year's show and the times of each presentation. Seminars are 35 to 45 minutes long.

Presenters will be available to answer your questions in the Ask an Expert area or on their own stands when not in the Seminar Theatre.

 

Saturday 11 Septemeber

10:10 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.

10:50 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.

11:30 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.

12:10 Funding Your Self Build Project

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

13:15 Starting your Timber Framed Home Journey

Adam Milton of Carpenter Oak

Our timber frame specialist will discuss everything you need to know when choosing to build a timber frame home, from the different choice in materials, engineering techniques and the different styles possible with timber framed houses.

Visit the Carpenter Oak website »

13:55 How to Work with an Architect to Best Effect

Peregrine Mears of Peregrine Mears Architects Ltd

Perry Mears will talk about why a self builder should use an architect, how to develop a design brief, finding the USP for your project, making the most of the design process and how architects add value.

Visit the Peregrine Mears website »

14:35 Smart Technology in the Home - some considerations

Karen Chugg of Intelligent Abodes

Learn about home control solutions for lighting, multi-room audio-visual systems, blinds and curtians and for home security and how to integrate the latest technology, including voice control. 

Visit the Intelligent Abodes website »

15:20 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 12 September

10:10 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.

10:50 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.

11:30 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.

12:10 Funding Your Self Build

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

13:15 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.

13:55 How to Work with an Architect to Best Effect

Peregrine Mears of Peregrine Mears Architects Ltd

Perry Mears will talk about why a self builder should use an architect, how to develop a design brief, finding the USP for your project, making the most of the design process and how architects add value.

Visit the Peregrine Mears website »

14:35 Smart Technology in the Home - some considerations

Karen Chugg of Intelligent Abodes

Learn about home control solutions for lighting, multi-room audio-visual systems, blinds and curtians and for home security and how to integrate the latest technology, including voice control.

Visit the Intelligent Abodes website »