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 sustainability and selecting the right heating strategy, there is a course for each stage of the self build 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

Eco Home Decisions: Practical Steps to Sustainability

Price: £70.00
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 24 April 2021
Creating a greener home that benefits the environment, is comfortable to live in and costs less to run is one of the biggest attractions of taking on a major self build or renovation project. This expert training course will help you achieve your eco home goals.
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Planning Approved: Move Your Project Forward

Price: £70.00
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 8 May 2021
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.
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Completing Your Build On Time & On Budget

Price: £70.00
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 22 May 2021
Take the fast-track to project management success with this in-depth course from the Build It Virtual Training experts!  In this interactive session, you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge you need to ensure your finished dream home matches your expectations.
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Building Routes & Choosing a Structural System

Price: £70.00
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 5 June 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.
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Starting Your Self Build Journey

Price: £35.00
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 19 June 2021
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.
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Finding Land & Assessing a Plot’s Potential

Price: £70.00
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 10 July 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!

Designing Your Dream Home: Mastering the Process

Price: £70.00
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 24 July 2021
Designing your new home is one of the most exciting things about self building. This interactive masterclass will explain everything to consider in the design of your new home bespoke to you.