Below details the free 25 minute drop in seminars from the 2018 show, the schedule for 2019 will be updated in the New Year.
Seminars are open to all visitors and no booking is necessary.
1100hrs Heat Pump and Renewable Heat - The Smarter Way
Expert advice from Smart Renewable Heat
Join us to better understand why energy efficiency is so important and how heat pump can benefit your project. We share our 15 years’ experience to help you successfully implement a heat pump project, so that it delivers optimum running costs savings and RHI payments. Learn how a heat pump makes a great investment whilst making your house a warm, comfortable home.
1200hrs Designing Integrated Future Ready Homes
Expert advice from AGW Technologies
This seminar looks at how to plan and design technology into your home even if you don’t plan to use it from day 1. We’ll look at best practices for wired and wireless networking, multiroom audio, TV and video distribution, lighting control (artificial and natural), and hiding technology. We’ll also look at security, control, and automation systems, as well as home cinema design and installation.
1300hrs Is It Possible to Live Off Grid?
Expert advice from ZLC Energy
Is it possible to live off grid? We look to explore the opportunities available for off grid living. Is it possible? Is it cost effective? What are the limitations? With ever increasing utility costs, we discuss the Pros and Cons of living off grid.
1400hrs The Benefits of Employing Architectural Services
Expert advice from A & K Architectural Services
An overview on how an Architectural Practice can assist you with your project featuring information on design, planning permission, building regulations, contractor tenders and project management to ensure a smooth and on budget development.
1500hrs Self-Builders Don’t Ask Daft Questions
Expert advice from Timber Frame Design & Build
Contrary to the belief of many self-builders, none ask daft questions. Indeed, those who don’t ask are the daft ones because not knowing the answer could cause unnecessary angst. One seminar cannot answer all your questions, but it can address some of those we hear most often from folks who have the building site but feel a little like they have lost the plot!
1100hrs The Future of Sustainable Energy
Expert advice from SunGift Energy
As renewable technologies become a larger part of our day-to-day lives, the way we generate, supply and use energy will change. But how will the integration of renewables alter the way we buy energy? How can you maximise your self-consumption using energy storage technologies? And what role will energy storage play in the future of renewables?
1200hrs The Benefits of Using Recycled Plastic Products
Expert advice from The Plastic Company
We discuss the benefits of using 100% recycled plastic products for self-build projects. We also compare the benefits to other building materials such as timber and metal. Considerations for decking, landscaping, fencing, driveways, planters, garden furniture and landscaping will be explored.
1300hrs Materials explained: Debunking the myths behind windows
Expert advice from Nordic Designs
In this session we’ll offer advice and expertise on each type of window: PVC, Aluminium, timber and composite systems. We’ll explain the benefits and drawbacks to each material as well as introducing Scandinavian systems and their suitability to maritime property development.
1400hrs The Future of Woodburning Stoves and Gas Fires
Expert advice from Cornwall Woodburners
A guide to the latest Eco Design Ready Woodburning Stoves and Gas Fired appliances available for your home. With expert advice on design, planning and installation.