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] 

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Our Training Courses

Mike Dade surveys plot

Finding a Viable Building Plot

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 11 January 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!

Eco Home Decisions: Heating, Lighting, Services & Renewables

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 23 January 2024
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.
Exterior of old forge

Planning Approved: Move Your Project Forward

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 8 February 2024
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.
Build It awards contemporary bungalow renovation

Eco Home Decisions: Structure & Materials

Price: £40.00
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 5 March 2024
Our eco home expert takes an in-depth look at the sustainability credentials of different building techniques, materials and products.