The Potton Self Build Academy

Our Academy has continued to grow and now boasts over 10 different courses, events and masterclasses, each tailored to a different stage in your self-build journey. In addition to our courses, we have developed an extensive knowledge base, and the information provided in our articles is a great place to start your learning. We cover a range of popular topics including: plots, finance, planning permission and house design.

Check Out Our Self Build Courses Below

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Image of a self build course audience
Self build plot of land
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The Design Process Explained
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Image of a Architect's plan
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Choosing the right course

With around 10 different courses, there's something for everyone, no matter what stage of your self build journey you're at. If you're new to the concept of self-build and wondering what it's all about then why not attend our 'Introduction to self build' course - to whet your appetite! If you're searching for a building plot then our popular 'How to find and appraise a plot' course will be best for you. For those who already have a building plor, why not jump straight in with our 'Making the most of your plot' workshop where you receive one-to-one advice from our experts covering a range of topics including planning permission and build systems. All courses are held at our Self Build Show Centre in St Neots Cambridgeshire, so after the course you can browse our five show homes!