Build It's Self Build Training Courses

Most self builders lack experience and hence are likely to make mistakes and stumble into project potholes. Research and knowledge is key.

Build It’s Self Build Virtual Training will give you the detailed know-how to successfully realise your dream home on time and on budget.

Our interactive series of courses are presented by Build It’s expert contributors and editorial team. Each course is designed to give you the key nuggets of knowledge you need – in a friendly, succinct and accessible package – and all from the convenience of your own home.

From finding land to design, sustainability and completing your project on budget, there’s a course for each stage of the self build process.

“First class course leader. I learnt so much more than I thought I would. The wealth and depth of information shared was excellent.”

“The course was excellent and has given me the confidence I need to explore plots and go through the process.”

Courses are all virtual, delivered via Zoom, and will allow for audience participation and the ability to share experiences. Courses run throughout the year. For any enquiries please email us at [email protected] 

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Our Training Courses

Designing Your Dream Home

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 14 September 2023
Designing your new home is one of the most exciting things about self building. This interactive masterclass will explain everything to consider in the design of your new home bespoke to you.
Two plots with planning permission to build homes

Winning Planning Permission: How To Maximise Your Chances Of Success

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 26 September 2023
Ready to submit your planning application? Delivered by Build It’s planning consultant, this course will arm you with the knowledge and strategies you need to win the permission you want.
Off-grid home with solar panels

Heating Options: Living Off the Main Gas Grid

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 12 October 2023
Is your plot or property off the mains gas grid? Heating and renewables expert David Hilton takes you through the best options for efficient, low-cost home heating and how to specify the right system for your household.
Couple on porch

Starting Your Self Build Journey

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 2 November 2023
From the pros and cons of self build through to design, making key decisions and more, this interactive introductory session will arm you with the knowledge you need to take your project forward.

Choosing the Right Structural System

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 22 November 2023
Build It Editor Chris Bates takes you through the main structural options, key considerations that will influence your choice and how to go from basic plans to a realistic quote for the structural shell of your new home.
Tradesman and business man shaking hands

Project Management Routes & Steps to Success

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 7 December 2023
Our self build and renovation expert arms you with the tools you need to successfully manage a project – whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro.
Mike Dade surveys plot

Finding a Viable Building Plot

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 11 January 2024
Identifying the right plot is one of the biggest hurdles to self building. So put yourself a step ahead and become a plot hunting pro with this expert masterclass!

Eco Home Decisions: Heating, Lighting, Services & Renewables

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 23 January 2024
Creating a greener home that benefits the environment, is comfortable to live in and costs less to run is one of the biggest attractions of taking on a major self build or renovation project. This expert training course will help you achieve your eco home goals.
Exterior of old forge

Planning Approved: Move Your Project Forward

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 8 February 2024
So you’ve gained planning permission for your dream home – what next? With decisions coming thick and fast, this next stage brings a host of challenges for self builders.
Build It awards contemporary bungalow renovation

Eco Home Decisions: Structure & Materials

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 5 March 2024
Our eco home expert takes an in-depth look at the sustainability credentials of different building techniques, materials and products.