I’m looking to set up several local meet ups for self builders across the UK. My wife and I are 2/3rd’s of the way through our self build. There have been several points where I’ve thought to myself “I wish I knew that before”.
Hello all,

I’d like to get a group of like-minded self builders, ideally at all stages of the build, from looking for land, right up to finished the build and moved in, together along with one or two ‘experts’ for a meet up. All very informal, just to share tips, advice and have the experts answer any questions we all might have. Possibly followed by food/drinks somewhere afterwards.

I don’t want it to be anything massive, as I feel if there are too many people in the room, the content can get easily ‘diluted’, and not everyone’s questions will be answered.

I feel it could be a really good opportunity to share contacts with each other as well. My wife and I have already built up a decent list of trusted tradesmen we’d happily recommend to other self builders. There would be a small charge for the meet up, mainly to stop people dropping out. Places would be limited for the event.

Let me know what you think and if you’d like to reserve a place.

Thanks for reading

Dom Eves.

  • Rachel Haynes

    Hi Dominic, sounds like a great idea and good luck with the events.

    If you arrange any around the East Midlands and South Yorkshire we would be happy to attend to offer free advice and guidance if you feel that would be useful. We have experience of working on new build, refurbishments and extension projects and could talk about the whole or any part of the process from initial ideas, planning, building regulations and how to lay a slab.

    Please do get in touch if this is of interest.

    All the best.

  • Dominic Eves

    Thanks Rachel,

    The long term plan is to roll out the meet ups across the whole of the UK, so I’ll definitely be in touch. Thanks very much for your kind offer.


  • Rebecca Clutton

    Hi Dom

    Really great idea. We live in Shropshire and we actually already have a group, started at the beginning of the year. I’ve detailed the website below and so far we’ve had NASBA visit us, we’ve had a trip to Lowfield Timber Frames and Peter Richards & Co Planning Consultant has given a talk. The next meeting has a speaker from the Ecology BS and we meet on the first Tuesday of every month. It’s great to speak to others in the same boat.

    Good luck


  • Dominic Eves

    Hi Rebecca,

    Sounds great I might be picking your brains closer to the time.

  • Olivia Cappuccini

    Hi Dom,

    Excuse me for the direct approach. I am working on behalf of Predictable Media for an exciting new TV programme for a major broadcaster.

    We are interested in hearing from people with projects on the go (or about to start) that are buying materials and furnishings from Ebay, Gumtree and other online sites like this.

    We are in the initial research stages for this programme but are looking for projects to potentially feature so I would be keen to find out more.

    Many thanks


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