Your one-day self-build masterclass

For all the know-how and money-saving tips you need to get your project off the ground, book your ticket for the Selfbuild Bootcamp on 14 October at Grand Designs Live


id you know the average self- builder wastes £50,000 on their project due to bad planning and a lack of knowledge? If you’re considering your own build, undertaking a renovation, looking for a plot or investigating options for budgets and finance, fully understanding all the required elements is essential, and could even save you thousands of pounds. For the chance to seek advice from a host of leading experts, learn the basics and ask any burning questions, look no further than the new Selfbuild Bootcamp at Grand Designs Live. It will provide you with all the information and know- how you’ll need, so you can manage your own project from start to finish with no problems or hidden costs along the way. The course will also cover subjects such as Government guidelines and legalities, as well as looking into areas like sustainability, energy efficiency and fire safety.

Whether you’re at the concept stage and want to learn more, are further along the line with a project that’s underway, or an investor looking to set up a business, this new, one-day course is open to everyone.

The course is divided into two subject areas – self-build and renovation – and you can switch between all workshops depending on which topics are of interest to you. Your ticket also includes access to Grand Designs Live, so you can gain the most out of both the show and the Selfbuild Bootcamp. The 45- minute to one-hour-long workshops run from 8:30 am and finish at 6 pm. For more information on the workshops visit the Selfbuild Bootcamp website.

september/october 2017 THE EXPERTS

Listen, learn and put your questions to the panel of Selfbuild Bootcamp professionals. • Planning: Sally Tagg, managing director, Foxley Tagg Planning

• Eco-build: David Hilton, director, Heat and Energy

• Sustainability: Mischa Hewitt, managing director, Earthwise Construction

• Finance: Mary Riley, director, Mary Riley Custom Build Funding

• Project management: James Bryden, managing director, CLPM

• Architecture: Phil Coffey, director, Coffey Architects


The industry experts will teach you everything you need to know to get you started and tackle your own project. You will leave the self-build and/or renovation workshops feeling confident, inspired and educated, having taken in all the key information you need to know before you start your project. You will also take on board invaluable expert advice, which is imperative when starting a build to help you avoid any costly mistakes. At the end of the day, you’ll also fully understand all the basic information you need to get your project started, know the challenges you may face and how to avoid or tackle them and be informed of legal requirements and how to budget, finance and manage your project correctly so there are no devastating miscalculations along the way.

As well as access to the courses and two tickets to Grand Designs Live, your

Selfbuild Bootcamp ticket includes the following: • CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certificate on completion of the course and all course materials

• Networking breakfast and lunch, plus refreshments throughout the day

• A copy of the Selfbuild Bootcamp event magazine

• A copy of Grand Designs • A copy of The Ultimate Guide to Renovating & Self-Building

• A copy of Selfbuilder & Homemaker • A copy of i-build


Selfbuild Bootcamp takes place at the NEC’s Gallery Suites in Birmingham on 14 October. Tickets are £99 per person, to book visit sbhm or call 020 3225 5204 17

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