Build It has teamed up with Potton to create a series of Self Build Academy taster sessions – for you to sample some of their full day courses. These 20 minute taster sessions are an opportunity for you to get a ‘taste’ of what to expect from their full day courses, which run at Potton’s show centre throughout the year.
Sessions cover all build systems and offer impartial, practical advice – pick up some top tips for your project at Build It Live! Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see below an example programme. Below is the Bicester schedule. Timings will be confirmed nearer the time.
Design Process Explained
This taster explains the design process step by step. What do you need to consider, how to ensure the home fits your lifestyle and how to work with your designer to achieve your dream home.
What is Custom build?
An explanation of custom build, how it differs from self build and how to work with Potton at Graven Hill in Bicester and other locations.
My Energy Efficient Home
An introduction to achieving an energy efficient home, covering topics such as site and planning consideration, the building form and internal plan, thermal mass, fuels, heating and service cost and choosing the right insulation.
Making the most of your plot at Graven Hill
Looking specifically at Graven Hill, we explain how to make the most of your plot and provide you with more detailed
information on design, low-energy homes and project costs.