BuildStore - self build, renovation & home improvement

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon is the UK’s only permanent exhibition centre for self build, renovation and home improvements. The friendly team of experts at the NSBRC are there to offer the advice and guidance you need to be on your way to creating your dream home.

Their brand new Heat & Energy course has been designed with self builders and renovators in mind and explores the latest technologies and options in Heat & Energy sources (both renewable and conventional systems).

This one day session is packed full of useful advice and tips, starting with the basics right through to the details of each option. The course will ensure that you are in an informed and confident position during your project when it comes to heating and energy options.

Understand how to best achieve your goals; be it to reduce your energy bills, future proof your building, reduce your carbon footprint or simply create a comfortable environment for your family.


Course Content

Heat & Energy Basics 
The pros & cons of various solutions & designs
What standards are you expected to meet
What is possible (Passiv Haus)
Gas or no Gas?
Comparative fuel costs and Government incentives
What's safe for you to do & what’s best left to the experts 

Fabric First - How to calculate a systems ‘payback’ period
Heat Loss and Air Tightness
Cold Spaces < Heat Loss
Solar Gain ModellingDifferent Solutions
Boilers & Radiators
Ground & Air Source Heat Pumps
Underfloor Heating
Mechanical Ventilation & Heat Recovery
Combined Heat & Power
Solar Thermal
Solar PV


2018 Course Dates

25th February 2018
16th June 2018
1st September 2018
24th November 2018

New to Eastern England for 2017, Self Build & Desig

BuildStore Limited, 8 Houstoun Interchange Business Park, Livingston, EH54 5DW T: 0345 223 4888 F: 0345 223 4666

BuildStore Limited Registered Office: The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB.
Registered in England Number: 08412572

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