Planning & Preparation for Self Builders: Birmingham

Turning your self-build dream into a reality

Briar Rose, Birmingham: Friday 11 October 2019

With Barbara Jones, author of the best-selling manual Building with Straw Bales and Eileen Sutherland, co-director of the School of Natural Building and straw bale builder.

This popular workshop focuses on the project management of your building project, teaching the techniques you need to bring in your project on quality, on budget, on time.  We’ll also be covering hot topics such as Green Mortgages and Community Land Trusts.


We will be explaining the following essentials:

  • How to meet Planning & Building Regulations
  • How to manage all stages of the build, the money and the resources.
  • Learning from one of our own straw bale build case studies
  • How to obtain Green Mortgages & Insurance
  • The increasing importance of Community Land Trusts and Co-housing

By the end of this jam packed day, you will have your own Self Build Manual, which will be invaluable when managing your project.

All courses begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm. Please bring your own lunch or use the restaurant facilities downstairs from the training room. Tea & coffee provided. A pen and notebook will be useful.

The Venue is: The Conference Room upstairs in the Briar Rose pub in Birmingham city centre, which is a 3 minute walk from the train station. Please click here to see the map.

Cost: £75.00 (Early Bird offer of £100 for two people, if you book 3 weeks before the course date)

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