Virtual Building Systems Workshop

One of the most important decisions you will make during your self build journey is which building system to use.  The building system is the method used to construct the superstructure of the house. 

We are launching a brand new free virtual workshop, all about ‘Building Systems’. 

This is aimed at people at the early stages of a project, who have yet to decide what building method they are using. 

Workshop Dates:

 *To be held as online sessions via Zoom.

Please click here to view the timetable.

Future Events:

  • 26th - 27th March 2021

 Key features of the virtual workshop include:

  • ‘Battle of the building systems’ Panel discussions
  • Exhibitor Presentations (with the opportunity to ask our experts questions online)
  • Tours of the ‘Wall Zone’ in our new build educational area
  • A selection of exhibitors offering virtual '1:2:1' appointments via Zoom






We will cover key issues such as:

  • The different building systems available in the UK
  • Pros & cons of each option
  • Performance factors – Air tightness and energy efficiency
  • Cost implications
  • Time on site required
  • Impact on gaining finance and planning consent
  • Site access implications

Using our own unique educational zones, and working with a selection of NSBRC exhibiting partners, we’ll explore each of the main options, including: Timber Frame – Masonry – Insulated Concrete Formwork – Steel Frame – Passivhaus – Structural Insulated Panels – Log homes – Straw bale



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