Join the Self Build Academy® & build with confidence


Building on Our Expertise..

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Potton homes, we used our extensive experience to develop a new range of workshops and seminars and created the Self Build Academy®  with the aim of making our knowledge available to all self builders.

Our Knowledge...Extended to You!

The Self Build Academy®  started with four core workshops and seminars, each targeted at different stages of the build process. Now, in 2016 we have over 14 different courses and events to help guide you through each stage of your self build journey. 

Courses to Suit You...

No matter what your current self build status our Self Build Academy®  has a course for you. Whether you're right at the initial stages searching for land, or ready to build we can guide you through the process. Academy course listing...

Events Programme

Visit the events page for upcoming dates!



Why self build

Every year over 14,000 people choose to build their dream home. Why? Because you can start with a blank canvas.

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Self Build Academy

Since 2014 the Academy has grown from 4 courses to an evolving programme of courses and events on everything self build.

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  • The Design Process Explained

    A half day course helping you to understand the process and steps involved when designing your new home!

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  • Coffee Mornings

    Join like-minded self-builders for a coffee and a chat.

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  • Making the Most of Your Plot

    Make the most of your self build plot with us

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  • How to Find & Appraise a Plot

    If you think you have found a perfect plot, learn all you need to know on how to appraise land.

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  • An Introduction to Self Build

    An Introduction to Self Build Seminar

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