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.
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.
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.
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.
Our existing kitchens often don’t meet the needs of a modern family. If you aspire to create an open-plan, multi-functional kitchen space, the project requires forethought, design skill and good planning.
Energy efficiency in our homes is all about reducing the need for energy and then optimizing the technology choices but also balancing this with our lifestyle requirements. 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.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
The most common self-build mistakes... and how to avoid them