Potton SBA

Visit our Self Build Academy in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, and discover a wealth of practical information to help you on your self build journey.

The Potton Self Build Academy is our dedicated teaching centre and home to a regular programme of workshops and courses. These cater for the novice as well as the experienced self builder and include sessions on finding a plot, successfully navigating the planning system, what happens after planning permission is granted and project managing your build.

Whether you’re completely new to self build or a veteran of numerous projects, we can help. Our courses are delivered by trainers with many years’ experience in the field, including Potton managing director Mark Stevenson and Potton self build director Paul Newman.

Our free workshop and events programme includes:

  • Introduction to self build
  • Finding a self build plot of land
  • Designing your self build home
  • Planning approved – taking the next steps
  • Managing your self build
  • Self building an energy efficient home
  • Ask a self build expert
  • Live Build events

Taking part in a workshop enables you to ask questions of our experts in the moment and share experiences, gaining immediate answers to your issues, as well as meeting other self-builders on the same journey.

Afterwards you have the opportunity to tour our fully furnished show homes and discover features to inspire your build.

All workshops and courses are free and take place over a half or full day at our Self Build Academy. Check out our current programme of events and workshops, complete with booking information on the Potton website. For more practical self build information why not visit our knowledge hub, take a look at our self build videos, or take part in our online courses.

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