David Snell seems to do a couple of seminars at practically every H&R
show I've seen advertised. There may well be other people worth seeing,
but since they're less regular I can't say.
David is the (co) author of such as the "red book" and the "blue book"
(at least that's what we call them) otherwise known as "Building Your
Own Home" (Murray Armour, but DS is now in charge) and "The Home Plans
Book" (likewise). If you are starting down the self-build route then he
has a wealth of knowledge to impart, particularly about finding plots
and getting planning. He writes regularly in H&R, and sometimes in the
other magazines I think.
Just thought - if Mark Brinkley is speaking, that's another definite
visit. He's the author of the "orange book" ("The Housebuilder's
Bible"). He often has a stand at the shows too, selling the book and
several other items of interest.
Martin Angove: http://www.tridwr.demon.co.uk /
Don't fight technology, live with it: http://www.livtech.co.uk /
Homebuilding and Renovating. Can't remember the issue and as I've just had
my tea, I'm too lazy to get off the sofa to find out, but it has a picture
of a traditional stone house on the front, with blue sky above.
I went to one of these in Peterborough and it was pretty poor. Very few
exhibitors. Lots of underfloor heating companies. It was mostly aimed at
new builds rather than renovations. I got free tickets as well and it still
wasn't worth it...
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