Self Build Shows
Self build shows are a must, whether you’re just at the early stages of considering a self-build, or whether you have planning permission in place and are ready to go we can’t stress enough how important it is that you attend one. You’ll find these events well worthwhile – after all, where else can you speak to experts from timber frame companies, kitchen companies, window companies and all the other companies that can help you in one place?
This year we’re attending the three key self build shows which, in our opinion, will offer you best value in terms of quality of exhibitors and focus on self-building.
Build-It Live Bicester
June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 7 @ 5:00 pm
Build It Live Bicester, the UK’s most practical home building & self-build exhibition will take place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2020 at Bicester Heritage Event Centre, providing a whole weekend of inspiration as well as expert guidance all under one roof.
Whether you’re undertaking a self-build, renovation or extension project, Build It Live Bicester is packed full of practical information and tips that will educate and inspire you.
100’s of Exhibitors
Meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers, see thousands of products on display and specify the right items for your project. Click here to find out more about the exhibitors who will be attending the show.
Free Workshops and Seminars
Build It Live features dozens of daily FREE demonstrations, seminars and workshops. From eco-friendly construction techniques, to securing a plot for your build, our interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction. Take a look at the timetable here.
Ask Our Experts
Meet Build It’s team of industry experts, with decades of knowledge and experience under their belts. Ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success. Make sure you book a session early in the day, for a FREE face-to-face consultations with some of the most experienced names in the self-build and renovation industry. Click here to meet the experts.
The Naked House
See a cut-away show home at ‘1st-fix’ – a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork to underfloor heating. Click here to see who is contributing to this year’s Naked House.
Make sure you visit Build It Live’s new Land Zone to discover the various routes to finding the right plot for your build. The Land Zone will offer valuable tips for finding land including a gallery of available plots plus information about the latest custom build (serviced plots) projects across the UK. Find out more.
Self-Builders’ Own Stories Live
Gain inspiration and confidence from Build It readers who have already realised their self-build dreams. Hear their stories, ask them questions and gain tips on how to avoid common pitfalls. To see some of the real life self builder’s will be speaking at Build It Live South East, click here.
Heating Advice Clinic
By popular demand, visit our brand new Heating Advice Clinic, to help you decide on the best heat source for your home!
Build Cost Clinic
Book an appointment and discuss your project with an expert estimator, to start to better understand how much it will cost to build the home of your dreams. Find out more here.
Find A Builder Clinic
Let the experts guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project (and avoid the cowboys!) Top tips on the do’s and don’ts of hiring tradesmen. Running in association with the Accreditus Register. Find out more about the Find a Builder Clinic here.
Self Build Academy
FREE taster sessions from the Self-Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self-builders. View the timetable here.
Eco Building Advice
Hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice on a range of issue including renewable energy and environmentally friendly building techniques. Learn more here.
The show offers a wide variety of glazing manufacturers demonstrating a huge range of bifold and sliding doors, French doors, windows, contemporary & traditional front doors, and rooflights. From kitchen extension to a whole new build, meet over 20 specialist suppliers all under one roof to create a wonderfully bright and airy home! See some of the exhibitors who will be attending the show.