9 episodes

We are taking time out with our network of self-build and renovation experts across Scotland to discuss the various stages of the self-build or renovation process. Whether you are at the start of a self-build or renovation project, or looking to keep up to date on the latest advice, then keep close to us, and hopefully we can help you with your own project.

Scottish Self-Build and Renovation Scottish Self-Build and Renovation

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We are taking time out with our network of self-build and renovation experts across Scotland to discuss the various stages of the self-build or renovation process. Whether you are at the start of a self-build or renovation project, or looking to keep up to date on the latest advice, then keep close to us, and hopefully we can help you with your own project.

    Getting to Grips with your new Self-Build or Renovation project, with Duncan Robson of DWR Architecture

    Getting to Grips with your new Self-Build or Renovation project, with Duncan Robson of DWR Architecture

    We are joined on our inaugural Scottish Self-Build and Renovation podcast by Duncan Robson of DWR Architecture Aberdeenshire who is going to provide an introductory overview of the various aspects of Self-build Projects from start to finish.  

    Duncan will briefly cover topics including assessing your property’s potential, Money Matters, Architectural Design, Planning and Local Authority Permissions, Construction, Health and Safety, as well as Quality, Cost & Time Management.  A great beginner's guide to self-builds if you are contemplating the next exciting chapter in your life!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Self-Build mortgages explained, with Hamish Malcolm of Munro and Noble Financial Services

    Self-Build mortgages explained, with Hamish Malcolm of Munro and Noble Financial Services

    Scottish Self-Build and Renovation is delighted to be joined on its second programme by none other than Hamish Malcolm of Munro and Noble Financial Services who will be providing a step-by-step guide to self-build mortgages. 

    Hamish will provide an overview of mortgage providers and available products, what lenders are typically looking for, other potential sources of finance for self-build projects, current changes being experienced due to current COVID challenges and options for re-financing at the end of your self-build project.

    Based in Inverness, Hamish is a highly experienced independent adviser on commercial and residential lending.

    • 58 min
    Introduction to Heat Pumps and Reducing your Carbon Footprint

    Introduction to Heat Pumps and Reducing your Carbon Footprint

    Scottish Self-Build and Renovation is delighted to be joined on its third online programme by Kelly Tadd of Black Isle Renewables who will be presenting on future proofing your home and providing an introduction to heat pumps and how this can provide all your heating and hot water needs, reducing your carbon footprint and providing a comfortable indoor climate.
    Based in Dingwall, Black Isle Renewables are specialists in environmentally-friendly, renewable heating systems and operate throughout North Scotland.

    • 56 min
    Air Tight Insulation: The Key to Comfort and Efficiency with Kishorn Insulations

    Air Tight Insulation: The Key to Comfort and Efficiency with Kishorn Insulations

    Scottish Self-Build and Renovation is delighted to be joined by Mike Bauermeister and Daniel Tweats of Kishorn Insulations. This webinar firstly introduces Kishorn Insulations, and then looks at the different ways heat escapes from your home by touching on some building science principles. Kishorn will go on to demonstrate the benefit of airtightness, the inaccuracies of UValues , and introduce Icynene spray foam insulation as a very effective solution.

    • 56 min
    Why a Self-Build or Renovation is the Best Way to Upsize, with Tinto Architecture

    Why a Self-Build or Renovation is the Best Way to Upsize, with Tinto Architecture

    Scottish Self-Build and Renovation is delighted to be joined by Richard Tinto of Tinto Architecture Interiors and You.
    We will be discussing why a Self-build or Renovation is not only a sound investment but also how it is the best way to ensure you and your family get the very best space possible to improve the quality of your lives. We will also cover the importance of knowing your area that you would intend to live, whether this is a new build or renovating your existing home. Finally, we will cover the decision process to evaluate the best solution for you, that creates more value, better for the environment and, most importantly, better for the lives of the customer.
    Richard is the founder and leader of Team Tinto. A true creative and design thinker he was architecturally trained at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

    • 59 min
    Accessing The Scottish Government Self-Build Loan Fund

    Accessing The Scottish Government Self-Build Loan Fund

    The Scottish Government has provided a Self-Build Loan Fund to assist individuals experiencing difficulty in obtaining self-build mortgage finance, and who can repay the loan upon completion of their new home. The fund is administered by The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust.
    The SBLF is available from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2021 and is open to applicants across Scotland in both rural and urban areas. Applications can be submitted at any point between these dates with all loans to be repaid by 31 August 2022.
    This session will provide information on the criteria to qualify for this Fund and how it could help you e.g downsizing, bridging, gifted land, crofting.
    We will be joined by Neil Walker, Self-Build Loan Fund Officer for The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust. 

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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Brilliant information

I found Duncan’s information clear, totally understandable and very informative to a non builder - thanks so much! I hate having to listen to waffle.