nSBRC - Self Build and Renovation

Expert Services

As you go through your self build or renovation project, you may have questions or issues that need to be resolved. Magazines and books can be overwhelming or you simply may not have the time to go searching for the answers you need.

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre has solved this problem! Whether you are investigating a new building material, checking a quote sounds reasonable or simply want a friendly ear to listen to your problem, our experts can help. 

Come along to the National Self Build & Renovation Centre and one of our Technical Experts will be happy to assist you with your questions and queries, available Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 5.00pm and best of all, it's FREE! 


Resident Experts

David Hilton - Project Management and Heat & Energy

David is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heating systems, heat recovery ventilation, renewables and conventional heating systems. David has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, is a fully qualified renewables, Gassafe installer, trainer and has 30 years experience in the industry.

Colin Latimer - Construction Consultant

Colin Latimer is a Construction Consultant who is able to work out budgets for all construction works having spent considerable time estimating all types of works. In the past, Colin has had experience as a project manager and can talk about this role in the construction of all projects - from new housing to renovations. On the helpdesk at the Centre, he is able to talk through your ideas pre-construction, discuss construction methods, and if need be, write and advise on specifications. Colin can also appraise programme of works (duration of works) and discuss options to help you find the right construction company for various projects and building contracts.

Click here to meet the rest of team NSBRC!

Come and Visit Us

The UK'S only permanent venue for independent Advice & Support.
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10am – 4:30pm

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