Why is it worth attending ACA’s Self Build seminar at the NSBRC?
After years of experience delivering various seminars and creating content to help people in the UK building their dream homes, Allan Corfield is gathering a team of the top industry experts to deliver the ultimate Self Build seminars.
The seminars will provide attendees with practical knowledge of all the crucial areas of the homebuilding journey. This article will explain how visiting the seminar and speaking to our experts will help you build your dream home and avoid costly mistakes.
For years ACA have been committed to helping self-builders. Our popular eBook, Learning Centre and Self Build blog have become the starting point for thousands of successful Self Build projects in the UK.
Allan Corfield has been working hard to inspire people around the country to build their dream homes. He is an expert contributor to the Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine and a regular speaker at the homebuilding shows in the UK.
After ACA’s recent expansion, we now have a permanent office at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre. Here, we offer our clients a Virtual Reality tour of their future homes. In addition to this, we launched our Self Build seminars, which we now host regularly.
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 foreven more. Well done ACA!’
Andrew – seminar attendee, February 2022
The seminar will be hosted by ACA alongside top industry experts within Self Building. All the speakers are highly experienced within their field, and will be available to provide one-on-one advice. Below you can find the list of the specialists and a short bio of each of them:
US Registered Architect
Having worked in New Orleans from 2005 until moving to the United Kingdom in 2017, 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.
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 and is widely regarded as a self build finance expert.
Brian has been involved in MVHR since the mid 90s and he is also a qualified BPEC accredited engineer and regularly commissions installed systems. Witnessing self-builders dreams turn to reality is what drives Brian. Even with his wealth of knowledge Brian is still hungry to learn and impart his experience to clients.
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.
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.
The seminar will cover all the most important areas of the Self Building venture. The process of designing and building a home is demanding and challenging and this seminar will present all this information in a simplified and comprehensible way. After the event you will know how to approach each stage of the project and how to avoid costly mistakes that can delay your project. Topics that will be covered at the seminars include:
- Finding and Assessing Land
- Funding and protecting your project
- Your project team and the design process
- Project Management and cost control
- Future Homes Standards and Construction Systems
- Renewable Heating Design
- MVHR design
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 PLACE AT THE ‘HOW TO SELF BUILD SUCCESSFULLY’ SEMINAR
Attending our seminar will provide the motivation you need to move on with your Self Build dream. You can even organise a two-day trip and include a visit to the NSBRC on the second day.
The seminar has limited availability and we expect it to sell out, we therefore advise you to book your place in the seminar now to avoid disappointment. Just click the button below, scroll to the bottom of the page and fill the form. Once we have received your booking we will be back in touch to confirm your space and take payment.