Self Build and Renovation Courses

CLPM deliver Self Build and Renovation Courses for homeowners and self-builders throughout the year.

We have a close relationship with the team at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon, and from 2018 Charlie Laing, our Operations Director, will be the lead presenter and co-presenter respectively of two of their popular courses – the Project Management Course, and the Self Build Course. 

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE AT NSBRC

This one day course is designed to cover the basics for anyone considering their first self build, home improvement, loft conversion or renovation project.

The course includes sequencing your build, project management options, build routes, and programme management. It also includes setting and establishing a budget, controlling expenditure, insurances and warranties and VAT reclaim. Charlie will also cover topics relating to trades and materials such as sourcing and managing trades, getting a price, contract options, sourcing materials and quality control. Lastly he’ll cover site preparation and set up, site management, avoiding the pitfalls, Health and Safety and completion.

The project management course runs on every other month, on a Saturday. Next year’s dates are February 24th, April 14th, June 2nd, August 4th, October 13th and December 1st. The cost is £150 per person and includes a free subscription to Self Build and Design magazine worth £36. To book your place contact the NSBRC on 0345 2234455.

 

SELF BUILD COURSE AT NSBRC

This is a 3 day course for people thinking of carrying out a self build project and covers 11 topics in total and makes use of the practical exhibits available in the NSBRC centre. Charlie and a number of other self build industry experts deliver this course. The aim of the course is to help equip self builders with the basic knowledge required to plan and manage a custom or self build project.

Topics include Budgeting & Finance, Finding & Evaluating Land, Design & Specification, Building Systems & Construction Methods, Planning Permission & Permitted Development, Building Regulations, Trades, Contracts & Tendering, Project Management & Site Set Up plus Eco Legislation, Design, Planning & Management.

The self build 3 day course runs from Saturday to Monday every other month. Next year’s dates are January 13-15th, March 10-12th, May 12-14th, July 21-23rd, September 15-17th, November 3-5th. The cost is £375 per person and includes a free subscription to Self Build and Design magazine worth £36. To book your place contact the NSBRC on 0345 2234455.

CLPM Project Managers cover London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, and West Sussex. Energy Consultancy and Cost Advice services available across the UK.