How can attending the workshop help build your confidence in choosing the right system?
Everything in one place
You'll have access to various structural systems providers throughout a full day of seminars and talks. After a brief look at the many options available across the UK today, you can take a deeper dive into ICF, timber frame, masonry, Passivhaus, as well as ecological construction methods. Experts are also on hand to talk about designing for specific systems and the design considerations to be aware of when integrating renewable technologies.
With hundreds of suppliers under one roof, the Centre is an excellent one-stop shop for self-builders at every journey stage. Self builders starting on a project can face a steep learning curve and the workshop's 'New Build Educational Journey' offers a guided tour through six life-sized exhibits demonstrating a self-build project's main phases. It's a chance to discover more about groundworks, foundations and floors, walls and structures, external options, roofing, and more. Places are limited, so please sign up early on arrival!
The people behind the companies
Designing, specifying, constructing, and building the structure of your home takes time. You will need to collaborate with your chosen supplier at multiple points. They will require information from you, and you will undoubtedly have many questions. Feeling comfortable that you can work with a company is an integral part of the decision-making process. The workshop offers the chance to meet some of the people behind the companies face to face, which will help provide an early steer on which companies to engage with further.
Edge closer to a decision
The workshop introduces the different build systems; for some attendees, it will clarify the advantages of one method over another. For others, the information on hand may help cement their final decision. Ultimately the NSBRC Building Systems Workshop is the perfect opportunity to start honing your question list for potential suppliers to uncover which build system is right for you.
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
Other workshop highlights include:
- ‘Battle of the building systems’ Panel discussions
- Exhibitor Presentations with the opportunity to ask our experts questions
- Tours of the ‘Wall Zone’ in our new build educational area
- A selection of exhibitors offering '1:2:1' appointments
This workshop will be held as a live event at The National Self Build & Renovation Centre. Doors open from 09:00 - 17:30.