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 course has been designed specifically for Self Builders and Renovators and explores the latest options in Heat & Energy sources – both Renewable & Conventional systems.

This one day session is packed full of useful tips and advice. Starting with the basics, before delving into the detail of each option, this course will allow you to make key decisions during your project and allow you to engage with the key trades from an informed and confident position.

Understand how you can best achieve your outcomes; 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


Course Dates

17 February 2019
8 June 2019
31 August 2019
23 November 2019

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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