There are now a large number of courses in all sorts of areas useful to developers and home renovators. Here are a selection.
Self Build and Renovation CoursesBudgeting and finance
Plot / project sourcing and evaluation
Design and specification
Permitted development rights
Code for sustainable homes
Site set up
Trades and materials, contracts and tendering
Heat and energy technology
Eco fixtures and finishes
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, located in Lydiard Fields, Swindon - close to J16 of the M4.
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre is the only one of its type in the UK. With three
full size houses, audio tours, a permanent supplier exhibition and plenty of expert advice,
itís the perfect destination for anyone planning a project of their own. There are regular
themed events held at the Centre, covering all areas of self build and renovation.
The price for a complete course (3 days) is £279 plus VAT (£334.80 incl VAT at 20%). To book
a place please call 0845 223 4455 or visit www.buildstore.co.uk/courses.
The cost includes a buffet lunch, refreshments, comprehensive folder of notes, and the
opportunity to speak to BuildStore advisors re finance, materials buying, land and project
finding. Each day of the course will start at 9.00 and aim to finish no later than 17.00.
Training DVDs in Bricklaying, Plastering, Plumbing & Tiling
The Builder Training Centre
5 day courses held at the centre in Croydon in Bricklaying, Carpentry, Electrical, Kitchen Fitting, Plastering, Plumbing, Roofing, Roof Construction & Tiling
Adult Education Courses
To check courses available in your area contact your local council. They offer a range of courses.