Online Masterclass

Introduction to Self Build Masterclass

This course will provide you with the essential self-build information, so that you can understand all the stages of planning a successful build

Introduction to Self Build
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Start Your Self Build Journey

Self-building is a great opportunity to build a house that suits your lifestyle. With a chance to design your dream home, with added features for easy living.

This course will provide you with all the essential information. So that you can understand all the stages of self build to plan a successful build.

Join Self Build Director, Paul Newman as he shares his many years’ experience in the construction industry. With specialised knowledge helping self-builders complete their new homes.

Course Content

Duration 50 minutes

  • Benefits of Self Build
  • Right to Build
  • What is custom build, how Potton can help you find a plot
  • Finding land, everything you need to know
  • The plot, how much land do you need
  • Financing your self build
  • Stamp duty for self build
  • VAT reclaim for self build
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) exemption for self build
  • Our guide to build costs
  • Design and lifestyle assessment
  • Site planning and energy efficiency
  • Bringing your ideas to life
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Welcome to the Self Build Academy

Our Self Build Academy provides workshops, online learning resources, and live experiences, developed over the years by our team of experts and designed to support you through the self build process. With more than 50 years of experience, we’ve helped thousands of people build their dream home. No matter what stage you’re at you can access content on a wide range of topics from finding the perfect plot to complying with building regulations or how to work with a designer and manage your build.

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Meet a Self Build Expert

Take the next step in your self build journey and book an appointment with one of our experts. Our team can jump on a call with you  to discuss your self build project, or are on-hand at our Self Build Show Centre in St Neots if you would like to talk face-to-face.

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