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 23rd June (Scotland). The other dates for 2023 are as follows: Saturday 2nd December.
Location: Build it Theatre
National Self Build & Renovation Centre
Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way,
Swindon SN5 8UB
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 (£40 per person) includes lunch, refreshments, and a full day of expert advice.
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.
Architect & Passive House Expert
Iga is a Chartered Architect and newly qualified Passive House Designer specializing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ian has worked in the financial services industry for 15 years. He has spent the last 11 of these specialising in mortgages. Four years ago, he joined BuildStore, where he has been providing expert financial advice to many customers embarking on self build, renovation and conversion projects.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03333 444217