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] 

Please note: Bookings close 2 hours before the course take place.

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Our Training Courses

Mike Dade surveys plot

Recording: Finding a Viable Building Plot

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 18 April 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!
Couple on porch

Recording: Starting Your Self Build Journey

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 18 April 2024
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.

Permitted Development: Projects You Can Do Without Planning

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 2 May 2024
Dive into the rules and restrictions around no-planning projects – from extensions and loft conversions through to energy-saving upgrades, replacement doors and windows, outbuildings, internal works and more.

Got Planning? Move Your Project Forward

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 9 May 2024
*2 hour course* - 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.
Heat pump outside house

Is a Heat Pump Right For You?

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 23 May 2024
Take a look at what to consider when choosing a heat pump for your new build or existing house – from costs and performance through to in-depth advice on how to get your home heat pump-ready, and the key practical factors that might tip the balance.
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Project Management Routes & Steps to Success

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 18 June 2024
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.