An Introduction to Self Build @ NSBRC

National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon - Saturday 21st April

This unique one-day course will give you a detailed introduction to the process of self building and what's involved.

This event is perfect if you are just starting your self build journey and looking for that all important plot, or if you have a plot but want to learn more on the process of self building.

Saturday 21st April- 10am - 2.30pm

National Self Build & Renovation Centre
Lydiard Fields
Great Western Way

To Book

To book please complete the online form, alternatively please call 01480 403285

Booking Enquiry

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon is a unique visitor centre dedicated to self builders and renovators that is both inspiring and educational. Their experts can provide you with help and support on everything from finding your plot or project right through to funding it and sourcing the materials at competitive prices.

From the Renaissance collection, 2,300 square feet of open plan modern living, yet with an external appearance inspired by Arts and Crafts, Potton's Ruskin Show Home can be found at the Centre.


9.30 - 10.00 Arrival & refreshments

10.00 – 11.15 Session 1

11.15 – 11.30 Refreshment break

11.30 – 12.30 Session 2

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 14.30 Session 3

14.30 – Event Close

Session 1

What is self build?

Who does it?

How do people manage their builds?

How do you find and appraise a plot of land?

How much does it cost and how do you budget for your build?

Session 2

How do you create a design brief for your project

Understanding the planning process

Example projects

Energy efficiency explained

The construction process

Working with specialist designers and suppliers for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms