Energy Efficiency

My Energy Efficient Home

My Energy Efficient Home

This specialised energy masterclass is aimed to help you understand more about ensuring your build is as energy efficient as possible.

Housebuilder's Bible author and independent expert Mark Brinkley discusses the option for self builders who want to build greener, more energy efficient homes.

Course Contents

  • Glazing
  • Heating and Insulation
  • Airtightness
  • Water Management
  • Renewables
  • Building to Passivhaus standard

Course Cost: £75pp
Energy Efficiency

More about Mark Brinkley

Mark Brinkley is best-known as the author of the Housebuilder's Bible, a project he has been working on since 1993. Prior to that he worked as a builder and developer, and the book is based around his experiences and observations. He also writes regular columns in Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, and maintains a blog -- House 2.0 -- on housing matters.

He began building in 1980 when he carried out an eco-renovation on his first house, and went on to work on a number of projects, including building his own home in 1992. He lives in Cambridge and, when he is not writing or researching, he spends time pottering about, walking the country tracks, playing a little golf from time to time, and worrying about climate change, to very little effect. He plays guitar rather badly and has a soft spot for checked shirts and country music, suspecting he may have been a hillbilly in a former life.
If you want to know more about Mark and his work, visit his website at

Self Build Academy

Potton Self Build Show Centre

Mill Lane, Little Paxton,

St Neots, Cambridgeshire

PE19 6EF

01480 403285

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