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“Considering a self-build but don’t know where to start?”
“You have the ideas but would like advice on how to find land or finance your build?”
What construction methods are best and why?”
Why is ventilation so important?”

Coming this Autumn...

For years ACA has been committed to helping self-builders. Their popular eBook, Learning Centre and Self Build blog have become the starting point for thousands of successful Self Build projects in the UK.

ACA are now delighted to introduce a new seminar, 'How to self-build successfully', taking place in Autumn at the BuildIt theatre. This one-day course gives you practical, not theoretical, advice and guidance from a panel of established experts in their fields of expertise, all ready to impart their knowledge and experience to you. From finding land and funding your build to making important decisions about the build itself. We promise to empower you!

The seminars will be hosted by Allan Corfield Architects alongside top industry experts within Self Building, such as:

Allan Corfield, AC Architects – Self Build and Low Energy Expert
David Gallagher, AC Structures – Structural Engineer

Tom McSherry, BuildStore – Finance Expert
James Bryden, CLPM – Project Management and Quantity Surveying
Brian Singleton, ADM Systems – MVHR Expert
David Hilton, Heat & Energy – Renewable Heating Expert
Gareth Nicholas, NSBRC

The day-long seminar (including refreshments and lunch) will include the following topics -
•     Finding and Assessing Land 
•     Funding and protecting your project  
•     Your project team and the design process 
•     Project Management and cost control
•     Future Homes Standards and Construction Systems  
•     Renewable Heating Design  
•     MVHR design 

ACA hopes to help as many potential self-builders as they can; however, the seminars have limited availability. Therefore, they will provide confirmation of your place by email and will endeavour to contact all applicants within 24 hours.

Date: Autumn
Location: Build it Theatre
National Self Build & Renovation Centre
Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way,
Swindon SN5 8UB

Places: 30-70 per day
Cost: £80 per person


ACA at the NSBRC

ACA are delighted to announce that they now have a permanent presence at the NSBRC, with Architect Jenny Chandela (US), who will be available on-site 3 days per week.
Jenny is available for initial consultations and to demonstrate the renowned Virtual Reality system live in the NSBRC. If you are designing your own home, then this is a must for all clients.