12:30 - 13:30
09:15 - 16:30
National Self Build & Renovation Centre
Great Western Way
Self-building is a major personal investment and quality and whole-life performance are a priority.
The choice of structural materials can ensure that your home is robust, secure and will last for many generations whilst maintaining the highest levels of energy efficiency. Masonry and concrete solutions can meet these demands and are sourced locally, manufactured locally, delivered locally and readily available all around the UK.
This event provides practical guidance on Masonry and Concrete solutions and shares best practice for the design and construction of new, energy efficient, high-quality and comfortable homes for the long-term future.
Delegates are welcome to attend the entire event or drop in for their preferred session. There is also the opportunity for delegates to network with product experts, and they will also have access to the National Self-Build and Renovation Centre, the venue for the event.
Session 1: Modern Masonry
Chaired by: Christopher Stanley, Housing Manager, Modern Masonry
Brick and block, cavity wall construction is the most popular form of construction for housing in the UK. Concrete and masonry products are UK-manufactured, locally available and one of the most cost-effective solutions for building a new home. Did you know that concrete and masonry homes also deliver on performance and sustainability as well as cost?
Session 2: Basements and Going Underground
Chaired by: Kevin Dodds - The Basement Information Centre.
Considering a partially or fully underground living space may be the best way to get the most from your plot, either by providing useful additional space, facilitating planning approval or to cope with level changes on a site. Basements can provide comfortable day-lit rooms, with natural ventilation and external access that can make the perfect gym, music room, home office or swimming pool.
Session 3: Concrete Innovations
Chaired by: Elaine Toogood - MPA The Concrete Centre.
Concrete and masonry have unique properties that are ideal for the fabric of your home, such as thermal mass which can reduce the energy required to heat and cool your home. The material is also fire resistant, flood resilient and is available in a wide range of forms and construction methods.