Self Build Academy

Extending our knowledge to you

Embarking on a self build is a daunting prospect but Potton are here to show you the way. No matter where you are in your self build journey we have a course to suit.


Whether you're simply searching for land or have Detailed drawings and are ready to build, our experts are on hand to guide you through the processes involved with self building. The courses are designed for those building a timber frame home.


At Potton, we have 50 years’ experience of helping people create their dream self build home. We have established a reputation that is second to none in helping our customers to build.  History provides our team a wealth of knowledge and experience that benefits self builders every step of the way.


For a long time and as part of our extensive range of support services, we have delivered a range of seminars that benefit our customers and help them to successfully self build.


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of our company, we have brought together our most popular seminars and created the Self Build Academy with the aim of making our knowledge available for all self builders.




The Self Build Academy contains four courses each targeted at different stages of the timber frame build process. Together, the courses will guide you all the way through the process of building your dream home and will help you develop the skills needed to successfully complete your project.


Each of the courses will be held at either our headquarters in Great Gransden, Sandy Bedfordshire, or at the National Self Build Centre in Swindon. Seminars held at Great Gransden also provide an ideal opportunity to tour our factory and meet the Potton people who can help bring your dreams to life. When you come to Great Gransden you’ll be able to visit our unique show centre and tour our four stunning show houses - examples of what can be achieved when you build with Potton.


Seminars held at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon will allow time to tour our stunning Ruskin Show Home and the self build centre which features an extensive range of self build products and solutions to inspire your build.


Academy course listing...


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