Eco Workshops

We know a priority for many self builders is to design an energy efficient home. These free workshops will help you research the many options for building a high performance home, or one that utilises natural materials. We explore the pros and cons of different building methods, the importance of good design, and the merits of different heating, insulation and ventilation solutions and much more.  Attendees will enjoy masterclass talks, panel discussions, live demonstrations and guided tours.

Eco Workshop: Retrofit Solutions

This workshop covers one of the most important eco issues today: What practical measures can be taken with existing buildings to make them more sustainable and energy efficient?

Our experts will explain the options available to those interested in retrofitting eco technologies into their homes and advise on everything from achieving air tightness, insulation requirements and design considerations, to ventilation issues and how to choose between the array of windows and doors that are on the market.

Lifting the lid on eco issues!

Eco Workshop: Saturday 13th November - Retrofit Solutions (10:00 - 16:00)

Please note this event is due to be held at a live event at The National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon.

You can book your free tickets in advance here.


Future Eco Workshops:

  • Saturday 19th February - Design & Planning
  • Saturday 18th June - Building Systems & Project Management
  • Saturday 13th August - Heat & Energy

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