Saturday 16 January
The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Own Home
Dreaming of living in a home built for you and your family’s individual needs? Find out everything you need to plan your dream self build – from advice on finding a plot and securing planning permission to how you can build it on a budget.
Your Guide to Project Costs
Anyone taking on a self-build project will be wondering how much it will cost and how they’re going to finish the build within their budget. This seminar will explain the costs involved and what factors must be managed to make sure you don’t bust your budget.
How to Find the Right Builder, and Work With Them Successfully
Whether you're planning your dream self build or extension, it's crucial to work with a builder successfully. Here's how to find the right one and tips on getting the most from your working relationship.
Kitchen & Bathroom Design Secrets
We invest most of the budget for interiors in our kitchens and bathrooms, so getting the design details right is crucial. In this session you'll find out everything from how to plan the best layout, to what features you need to include for beautiful, practical spaces.
The Most Common Self-build Mistakes... and How to Avoid Them
Self building for the first time can be a daunting experience. This session will help you predict potential problems before they happen and leave you equipped to deal with them in the best way.
Sunday 17 January
Plots & Planning: Everything You Need to Know
All great self builds start with the right plot, and finding one can be difficult. Learn how to identify different types of plot and find out what might be appropriate plot in planning terms. This seminar will save you wasting time and money on plots that simply aren't viable for development.
Ways To Add Wow Factor To Your Home Design
Great design is the key to creating a home with real wow factor. Architect Allan Corfield talks you through the design process and key principles that will help create a home you'll be proud of for years to come.
How To Create a Sustainable Home
In this seminar the ‘fabric first’ approach to low energy home design and renovation is explained. Understand the best ways to optimise insulation values, the importance of balancing air tightness, ventilation, thermal mass and solar gain, plus how to choose the right heating system including renewable energy options for heat and power.
The Ultimate Guide to Extending Your Own Home
Old homes don’t necessarily meet our modern needs, and a successful extension project can transform both our homes and our lifestyles. But hiring builders, sorting out the design, buying materials and understanding how much it will all cost is difficult to find independent, expert information on.
How To Remodel Your Home: Adding Space Without Extending
Are you crying out for more space? Before you you start to plan an extension, take some time to look at how you could rework the space you already have