Training Courses

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 Courses

Self Build & Renovation Courses 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, it's 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.
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Plot / project sourcing and evaluation
  • Building systems
  • Construction methods
  • Design and specification
  • Planning permission
  • Permitted development rights
  • Building regulations
  • Code for sustainable homes
  • Site set up
  • Project management
  • Trades and materials, contracts and tendering
  • Carbon footprint
  • Heat and energy technology
  • Eco fixtures and finishes
Booking Information
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

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.

Able Skills
Training DVDs in Bricklaying, Plastering, Plumbing & Tiling

Accredited Training Courses
Training in a variety of trades including Plumbing, Electrical, Gas, Carpentry, Plastering, Bricklaying, Tiling, Decorating, Roofing & Multi Skills

Adult Education Courses
To check courses available in your area contact your local council. They offer a range of courses.