We are happy to announce that ACA are taking another big step in helping Self Builders in the UK – we are launching our own seminars!
‘How to Self Build successfully’, will take place at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, in Swindon and be hosted by industry expert Allan Corfield. The seminar will focus on educating visitors on all of the key areas of the Self Build journey.
We are currently assessing suitable dates and registering interested parties (see form below) for our next seminars, which are scheduled for Autumn 2021 (dates TBC).
National Self Build & Renovation Centre
Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way,
Swindon SN5 8UB
SELF BUILD EXPERTS
The seminars will be hosted by Allan Corfield Architects, with industry experts providing engaging talks throughout the day. We are delighted to have secured the following speakers –
Self Build and Low Energy Expert
Allan is a Chartered Architect and ACA’s founder, the Self Build Architectural practice, working on one-off homes throughout the UK. His goal is to provide prospective self builders with the inspiration, support, and education they require to build their own cost effective, energy efficient, dream home. You can read more about Allan here.
Tom has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years. He has spent the last 16 of these, specialising in self build mortgage at BuildStore, providing expert advice to hundreds of customers embarking on major homebuilding projects. Tom has completed self build projects himself, and is widely regarded as a self build finance expert.
Brian is senior engineer with ADM Systems who were pioneers in MVHR in the early 90s. He has been with the business almost from inception and is also a BPEC and NICEIC accredited engineer who regularly helps with the design specification and commissioning of installed systems. Materialising self-builders’ dreams is what drives Brian. Even with all his experience, he is always keen to increase his knowledge and eager to impart what he’s learned on all his clients.
David attained an MEng in Civil Engineering Design and Management at Dundee University in 2006. During his career, he has obtained a wealth of experience working in the UK, Middle East and New Zealand working on a number of high profile projects before joining AC Structures as Technical Director.
Project Management and QS
James is a construction project cost expert and has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, within both the commercial and private sectors. James founded ClearPlan Project Management Ltd with his wife Nicky back in 2009, which merged with Charlie Laing Ltd to form CLPM Ltd in 2014.
Heat & Energy
Renewable Heating Expert
David is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heating systems, heat recovery ventilation, emerging technologies and renewables, including heat pump technologies, Solar systems, biomass and also conventional heating systems. Often works with architects and house builders and designs and project manages appropriate performance tech and heating systems to achieve the healthiest outcome for every home.
08.30 – 09.00
Arrival and refreshments (1)
09.00 – 09.20
Introduction & agenda
09.20 – 09.30
The NSBRC and how it can help with Gareth Nicholas
09.30 – 10.00
Finding and Assessing Land
10.00 – 10.40
Funding and protecting your project with Tom McSherry
10.40 – 11.00
Refreshment break (2)
11.00 – 12.00
Your project team and the design process
12.00 – 12.40
Project Management and cost control with CLPM
12.40 – 13.40
Lunch Break, VR at stand/walkaround NSBRC (3)
13.40 – 14.20
Future Homes Standards and Construction Systems
14.20 – 15.00
Renewable Heating Design with David Hilton
15.00 – 15.30
MVHR design with Brian Singleton
15.30 – 15.50
Refreshment break (4)
15.50 – 16.30
Panel Q&A and close
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
We hope to help as many potential self-builders as we can, however our seminars have limited availability. We would ask that you only apply for a place if you are not currently working with an Architect.
Once we have received your application we will be back in touch to confirm your space and take payment.
Alternatively, email email@example.com or call 03333 444217