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Self Build and Renovation Courses

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

Whilst helping our clients with construction cost services, building project management support, heating system advice and energy efficiency advice is our main business, we also feel it is important to support self-builders by taking part in training initiatives.

The Self Build and Renovation Courses we deliver are designed to boost your construction knowledge and help you understand and face the complexities of renovating or building a new home.

Charlie Laing, CLPM’s Operations Director, is the lead presenter and co-presenter respectively of two of the NSBRC’s most popular Self Build and Renovation Courses – the one day Project Management Course, and the three day Self Build Course.


Phone 01923 896550


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Important Update : Coronavirus Covid-19

In line with the majority of businesses, the NSBRC is currently closed until further notice. We therefore apologise for the cancellation of the dates below until the current situation is resolved but hope to be able to deliver the courses again in the near future.


Self Build and Renovation Courses NSBRC Project ManagementThis 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 Laing will also cover topics relating to trades and materials such as sourcing and managing trades. This includes getting a price, contract options, sourcing materials and quality control. Lastly, he’ll cover site preparation and set up. This includes site management, avoiding the pitfalls, Health and Safety considerations, and completion.

The Project Management Course is held at the NSBRC. The upcoming dates are April 18th, May 30th, and August 1st 2020.

The cost is £165 plus VAT per person. To book your place contact the NSBRC direct on 0345 2234455.



Self Build and Renovation Courses NSBRC Self Build CourseThis course is designed for people thinking of carrying out a self build project. It covers 11 topics in total and makes use of the practical exhibits available in the NSBRC centre. Charlie Laing 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, and Building Systems & Construction Methods. Also included are Planning Permission & Permitted Development, Building Regulations, Trades, Contracts & Tendering. Lastly the course covers Project Management & Site Set Up plus Eco Legislation, Design, Planning & Management.

The Self Build Course is a 3 day course and runs from Saturday to Monday every other month. The 2020 dates are May 9-11th, July 18-20th, September 26-28th, November 31st-December 2nd.

The cost is £395 per person. To book your place contact the NSBRC direct on 0345 2234455.

Get in touch

At CLPM we always aim to deliver a bespoke service, tailored to the individual situation of our clients. If you are looking for a construction project manager or are in need of advice and support with a building project we’d welcome the opportunity to have a chat.

Call 01923 896550, fill out a contact form or email to find out more.

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.
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