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.

    LIVE Expert Self-Build and Renovation Q&A session, sponsored by Scotframe

    LIVE Expert Self-Build and Renovation Q&A session, sponsored by Scotframe

    LIVE Expert Self-Build and Renovation Q&A session, sponsored by Scotframe

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Exploring private water supply and equipment, with Filpumps

    Exploring private water supply and equipment, with Filpumps

    We are joined by Ben Trotter from Scotland's private water supply specialists, Filpumps. Established in 1992, Filpumps have remained at the forefront of the industry for 28 years. Ben will take us through the different types of private water supplies and equipment, exploring the best way to utilise these to create a reliable and safe water supply for your home.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Smart Home Choices - Wired Vs. Wireless Home Networks with TL Tech Smart

    Smart Home Choices - Wired Vs. Wireless Home Networks with TL Tech Smart

    A question that gets asked a lot by people doing major home renovations or a new build is whether they should include hardwired network connections throughout the home. As with all questions there is no one right answer and the best solution for you will depend on a number of factors. We are big fans of shows like Grand Designs and this often gives the impression that to include hardwired systems involves kilometres of cabling and a unit the size of a larder fridge to accommodate in a cupboard somewhere. But there are other options and it is often the case that a hybrid solution of wired and wireless gives the optimum connectivity to suit your requirements. We are joined by TL Tech Smart and we’ll discuss the options and the things that might influence your choices such as your lifestyle and budget. By the end of the podcast, you should feel more informed and confident to discuss your requirements with your electrician or smart home integration specialist.

    • 1 hr 1 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
    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

    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.

    • 59 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 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

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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.

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