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 Self Build Seminar Info

Self Build Seminar Info

Date: 6-7th August

Location: Build it Theatre

National Self Build & Renovation Centre

Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way,

Swindon SN5 8UB

Places: 30-70 per day (dependant on COVID restrictions)

Cost: £80 per person

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 –
Allan CorfieldAC Architects
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.

David Gallagher
David GallagherAC Structures
Structural Engineer

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.

Tom McSherry
Tom McSherryBuildStore
Finance Expert

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.

James Bryden
James BrydenCLPM
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.

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. 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 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

  • Seminar Agenda

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


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