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For many people, the biggest obstacle to building their dream home is the fear of the unknown. Buildstore's Self Build Courses aim to give first-time self builders the knowledge and confidence they need to get their projects going.

In the New Year, the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon will be running a new Self Build Course here at , delivered by renowned author David Snell and Buildstore's Specialist Self Build Advisor Mike Hardwick.

With 8 modules and covering the self build process all the way through from budgeting to overseeing trades, these courses are an the ideal opportunity for first-time self builders to get an overview of the process, and gain the knowledge to minimise potential mistakes and delays

The first course will run from 22nd Jan - 8th March, with course two running from 13th March - 2nd May. You can either sign up to an entire course or pick and choose from the eight modules available

  • Budgeting for Your Project & Finding Land
  • Evaluating Your Plot, Designing Your Project, Construction Preliminaries
  • Planning & Building Regulations
  • Self Build Project Management, Sourcing Materials, Managing Trades
  • Construction Technology Parts 1&2 (Practical Sessions giving an overview of Labour Only, and Supply & Fix trades)
  • Building Renovation
  • Eco Building

Each module costs £60, or you can book 4 modules for £180, with each further module then discounted to £45. Book with a friend or as a couple and receive 10% off. All prices include lunch, full module notes, and a full day's expert teaching.

More detailed information regarding content, fees, and course dates can be found at, along with a booking form. Alternatively self builders can call 01506 409616 for more information.

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