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Allan Crorfield

We hope that you enjoyed your time at the seminar and are encouraged and determined to move on with your Self-Build dream. Below you can find slides from all the talks and much more helpful content such as our popular ‘Introduction to Self Building’ eBook and Allan’s slides from the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows. If you would like to discuss your project with our architect feel free to book your consultation below.

‘HOW TO SELF BUILD SUCCESSFULLY’ SEMINAR SLIDES

Allan Corfield
Allan Corfield
AC Architects

Finding and evaluating land

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David Gallagher
AC Structures

Structural Considerations

Allan Corfield
Allan Corfield
AC Architects

The design process and assembling your project team

Tom McSherry
Tom McSherry
BuildStore

Funding and protecting your project

Brian Singleton
Brian Singleton
ADM Systems

MVHR design

Allan Corfield
Allan Corfield
AC Architects

Your options as a self-builder

Allan Corfield
Allan Corfield
AC Architects

Low-energy homes and suitable construction systems

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Sophie Whittaker
Küchehaus

Küchehaus product information

‘HOW TO SELF BUILD SUCCESSFULLY’ SEMINAR SLIDES

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Harvey Fremlin
NSBRC

The NSBRC and how it can help

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David Gallagher
AC Structures

Structural Considerations

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Jenny Chandela
AC Architects

Beginning your project and the design process

Ian Thompsn
Ian Thompson
BuildStore

Funding and protecting your project

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Craig Brooke
ADM Systems

MVHR design

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Jenny Chandela
AC Architects

Future Home Standards & Construction Systems

‘HOW TO SELF BUILD SUCCESSFULLY’ VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

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David Hilton
Heat & Energy

Renewable Heating Design

‘AN INTRODUCTION TO SELF BUILDING’ EBOOK (2023 EDITION)

  • Self Build Resources
  • Finding Land
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Timescales & Programming
  • Choosing the Right Team
  • Case Study
Allan Corfield Architects

ALLAN CORFIELD’S PRESENTATIONS SLIDES FROM THE HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOWS

How to Design a Greener Home
How to Design a Greener Home

Creating a low-energy, eco-friendly home starts with good design. We reveal the secrets to minimising heat loss and overheating by working with your design team from the start of the project. Allan gives an insider’s guide to the key principles and how to ensure your home performs well.

Wow Factor and How to Get it
Wow Factor and How to Get it

Great design is the key to creating a home with a 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.

Self Build: The Most Common Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
Self Build: The Most Common Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Forewarned is forearmed! Learn how to keep your homebuilding project firmly on the rails by avoiding the most common mistakes and disputes when buying property, dealing with neighbours, designers, builders and suppliers, plus a guide on to how best to resolve difficulties if they do arise.

Beginners’ Guide To Building A Low-Energy Home
Beginners’ Guide To Building A Low-Energy Home

The ‘fabric first’ approach to low energy home design and renovation explained. Understand the best ways to optimise insulation values, the importance of balancing airtightness, ventilation, thermal mass and solar gain, plus how to choose the right heating system including renewable energy options for heat and power.

Home Design: A Step-By-Step Guide To Designing Your Dream Home
Home Design: A Step-By-Step Guide To Designing Your Dream Home

The design process explained, from concept sketches to planning drawings, from building regulations to detailed drawing packages. Learn how to make sure your home design meets your aspirations, ambitions, budget, and makes the very most of its location, by formulating a clear design brief and finding and appointing the right architectural designer.

House Construction Explained
House Construction Explained

This concise overview of how a house is built, from site clearance through to snagging will help anyone thinking of building their own home understand what’s happening – or should be happening – on site at each stage. It will help understand the difference between the construction systems, what the traditional topping out ceremony is all about and much more.

Would you like to discuss your project with one of our experts?
Book your FREE consultation below!

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OPTION 1 – 30MIN INITIAL SELF BUILD CONSULTATION
  • Discuss your ideas
  • Look at your chosen site or give advice on how to find a site
  • Talk you through the Self Build process
  • Suggest what to do next

Cost – FREE

OPTION 2 – 1-2HR ZOOM CALL WITH AN ARCHITECT
  • Review your ideas and formulate a project brief
  • Review your chosen site or give advice on how to find a site
  • Talk you through the Self Build process
  • Talk you through working with an architect for the first time
  • Discuss your budgeting and finance requirements
  • Discuss energy performance and fabric first
  • Discuss how best to use Pinterest and review your boards
  • Suggest what to do next

Cost – £150 ex. VAT

OPTION 3 – 3-4HR ZOOM CALL WITH AN ARCHITECT
  • Includes all of Option 1 plus
  • Prepare initial sketch floor plans
  • Prepare sketch elevation or key image
  • Issue these sketches to you after the call, which you can use on your future project
  • Provide you with a fixed fee proposal for your project

Cost – £250 ex. VAT

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