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.

Run in partnership with Potton’s Self Build Academy, this interactive series of courses are presented by Build It’s expert contributors and Potton’s highly experienced self build team. Each course is designed to give you the key nuggets of knowledge you need – in a friendly, succinct and accessible package all from the convenience of your own home.

From finding land to design, from sustainability to completing your project on budget, there is 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 audience participation and the ability to share experiences. Courses run throughout the year. For any enquiries please email us at [email protected] 

The training courses below are all now open for bookings.  Courses will be repeated later in the year and more courses will continue to be added.

Choose a course below and book now!

Our Training Courses

Mike Dade surveys plot

Finding Land & Assessing a Plot’s Potential

Price: £70.00
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 23 October 2021
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 in-depth masterclass!
Lee & Amber Wilmot at their timber frame home in West Sussex

Building Routes & Choosing a Structural System

Price: £70.00
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 13 November 2021
How you choose to manage your project, and the materials and systems you build it with, are two of the biggest decisions you’ll make on the self build, renovation or extension journey.