Free Workshops

Free Workshops – 15 FREE Sessions!

Build It Live offers a range of free workshops, each presented by leading suppliers and specialists, with a focus on specific problems and choices that self-builders and renovators face every day. Our workshops aim to answer your burning questions and help you progress your project.

Please see below an example programme, taken from the 2017 Build It Live Bicester schedule.

Example Workshop Programme

Saturday
10:30 Design & Build: The Best Route to Your Dream Home? – Craig Strachan, Sylva Group
12:00 How to Finance Your Self-Build or Renovation Project – Tom McSherry, BuildStore
12:30 Oak Frame Homes: Building in Character, Value & Sustainability – Tim Crump, Oakwrights
13:00 Why You Should Build a Passivhaus – Lee Broomhall, Beattie Passive
13:30 Protect Your Project: What You Need to Know Before You Start Building – Self-Build Zone
15:00 Options to Build on Graven Hill, Plus Future Plans– Graven Hill
15:30 The Benefits of Building with Timber Frame – Bryan Woodley, Structural Timber Association
16:00 Why Consider Underfloor Heating? – Joe Stapleton, Polypipe

Sunday
10:30 Hiring the Best Builders & Trades – Federation of Master Builders
12:00 How to Finance Your Self-Build or Renovation Project – Tom McSherry, BuildStore
12:30 How to Choose the Right Windows – Velfac
13:00 Smart Home Technology: Can it Save you Money? – CEDIA
13:30 Heat Recovery Ventilation: Improving Energy Performance & Air Quality – Clarissa Youden, Total Home Environment
15:00 Options to Build on Graven Hill, Plus Future Plans – Graven Hill
15:30 Permitted Development: Projects You Can Achieve Without Planning Permission – Julia Riddle, Build It expert

N.B. The organiser reserves the right to amend the programme at any time.