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Self Build Seminars with ACA

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We are happy to announce that ACA are taking another big step in helping Self Builders in the UK – we are launching our own seminar!

‘How to Self Build successfully’ seminars take place at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, in Swindon and are hosted by industry expert Allan Corfield. The events focus on educating visitors on all of the key areas of the Self Build journey.

We are currently registering interested parties (see form below) for our next seminar, which is scheduled for Friday 5th July.

SCOTLAND

Dates: Friday 5th July, Friday 4th October 2024

Location: ACA Office
Unit 213, Lewis House,
East Way, Dalgety Bay,
Dunfermline KY11 9JF
Cost: FREE
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ENGLAND

Dates:  Saturday 13th July,
Friday 29th November 2024
Location: Build it Theatre
National Self Build & Renovation Centre

Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way,
Swindon SN5 8UB
Cost: FREE
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WHAT OUR ATTENDEES THINK ABOUT THE SEMINAR

‘An excellent place to start a project – great clear information and educational, great place to network for services. Well worth the cost, even for me travelling 250 miles each way! Would recommend a combined visit with a day in NSBRC exhibits for even more. Well done ACA!’
Andrew – seminar attendee, February 2022

SELF BUILD EXPERTS

The seminars will be hosted by Allan Corfield Architects and Allan Corfield Structures, providing engaging talks throughout the day. Course registration (FREE) includes lunch, refreshments, and a full day of expert advice. 

Jenny Chandela
Jenny ChandelaAC Architects
US Registered Architect

Having worked in New Orleans from 2005 until moving to the United Kingdom two years later, Jenny holds a US architectural registration. She joins AC Architects in the Swindon office where she provides consultations to Self Builders and is available to host Virtual Reality demonstrations.

David Gallagher
David GallagherAC Structures
Structural Engineering Expert

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.

Brian Singleton
Brian SingletonADM Systems
MVHR Expert

Brian is a 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. 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.

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Simon DaneSamuel James Project Management
Project Management Expert

Simon has been involved in the house building and development sector for over 30 years having worked for a number of prominent developers and contractors before setting up his own contracting business in 1997. Starting with a small team they soon established themselves as one of the main contractors in the area employing over 50 staff and enjoying working with self build Clients ever since.

Iga Panczyna
Iga PanczynaAC Architects
Architect & Passive House Expert

Iga is a Chartered Architect and newly qualified Passive House Designer specialising in design of one-off homes for self and custom build clients. With over 10 years of experience in the UK housing market, Iga’s portfolio features a range of low energy homes built to high energy efficiency standards.

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Tom McSherryBuildStore
Finance Expert

Tom has worked in financial services for 30 years, with the last 16 specialising in self-build mortgages at BuildStore. He has provided expert advice to hundreds of customers on major homebuilding projects and has completed self-build projects himself, earning a reputation as a self-build finance expert.

David Hilton
David HiltonHeat & 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.

SEMINAR AGENDA (SAMPLE)

8.30 – 09.00
Arrival and refreshments (1)

09.00 – 09.20
Introduction & agenda 

09.20 – 09.30
The NSBRC and how it can help with Harvey Fremlin

09.30 – 10.10
Funding and protecting your project with Build Store

10.10 – 10.50
Project Management and cost control with CLPM 

10.50 – 11.10
Refreshment break (2)

11.10 – 12.00
Beginning your project and the design process with ACA

12.00 – 12.30
Structural Considerations with ACS

12.30 – 12.50
VR Demo at Stand

12.50 – 13.40
Lunch Break/ Consultations (3)

13.40 – 14.20
Future Building Standards and Construction Systems with ACA

14.20 – 15.00
MVHR design with ADM Systems

15.00 – 15.20
Refreshment break (4)

15.20 –  16.00
NSBRC Tour of New Build Exhibit

16.00 – 16.30
Panel Q&A/Close

SEMINAR AGENDA (SAMPLE)

  • SEMINAR AGENDA (SAMPLE)

8.30 – 09.00

Arrival and refreshments (1)

09.00 – 09.20

Introduction & agenda

09.20 – 09.30

The NSBRC and how it can help with Harvey Fremlin

09.30 – 10.10

Funding and protecting your project with Build Store

10.10 – 10.50

Project Management and cost control with CLPM

10.50 – 11.10

Refreshment break (2)

11.10 – 12.00

Beginning your project and the design process with ACA

12.00 – 12.30

Structural Considerations with ACS

12.30 – 12.50

VR Demo at Stand

12.50 – 13.40

Lunch Break/ Consultations (3)

13.40 – 14.20

Future Building Standards and Construction Systems with ACA

14.20 – 15.00

MVHR design with ADM Systems

15.00 – 15.20

Refreshment break (4)

15.20 – 16.00

NSBRC Tour of New Build Exhibit

16.00 – 16.30

Panel Q&A/ Close

BOOK YOUR SPACE!

We hope to help as many potential self-builders as we can, however our seminars have limited availability. We would ask that you only book a place if you are not currently working with an Architect.

Please note the agenda, speakers and content is subject to change prior to the event.

Once we have received your booking we will be back in touch to confirm your space and take payment.

Alternatively, email kim@acarchitects.biz or call 03333 444217

Self Build Seminars

Self Build Seminars

Self Build Seminars

Self Build Seminars

Self Build Seminars

Self Build Seminars