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First launched in 2014 to provide advice and guidance to aspiring self-builders, the Self Build Academy now offers a range of different courses covering the most important aspects of Self Build including plots, finance, planning permission and house design.

Located in our show centre in St Neots, Cambridgeshire our range of courses are perfect for you, no matter where you currently are in the self-build process.

If you are completely new to self-build, our “Introduction to Self-Build” course is a perfect place to start your journey and covers topics such as finding land, design, planning and finance.

Already have your plot? Book a place on our “Making the most of your plot” course and our team of experts can give you the best advice on designs for your plot and navigating the planning process.

If you’re still searching for a plot, Potton’s “How To Find & Appraise a Plot Masterclass” offers real-world insight and knowledge to help you find your ideal plot. Run by Potton’s Managing

Director Mark Stevenson, a former builder and construction professional of over 30 years, this Masterclass covers a large number of topics including; why plots are hard to find, right to build legislation, plots to avoid, how to assess the viability of a plot, top ten tips for buying the right plot.

Some of the courses we offer;

  • Introduction to Self-Build & Finding Land
  • How to Find & Appraise a Plot Masterclass
  • Potton Planning Clinic
  • The Design Process Explained
  • Managing Your Build

To book a place on one of our Self-Build Academy courses please visit the Potton website.

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