One of the key aims of National Custom and Self Build Week is to help more people understand the many ways possible to build their own home today. From buying a plot and commissioning a bespoke new home, as popularised by Channel 4’s Grand Designs, through to DIY self-build and working together with members of the local community to build affordable homes for shared ownership or rent. Self- and custom-build is no longer just for the privileged few.
At the NSBRC’s National Self Build & Renovation Show, over 250 exhibitors will be showcasing the very latest building products and technologies on offer, with experienced representatives on hand to demonstrate, answer questions and provide their professional advice. The centre will also be holding a series of events and tours to help encourage people to find out more about pursuing their ambition of building a home.
Harvey Fremlin, Managing Director at NSBRC, says: “We’re delighted to support National Custom and Self Build Week with our spring show. This year, we’ll be holding seminars at our life-size Renovation House, and our New Build Journey tour will help anyone to visualise what building their own home entails.
“Whatever stage your project is at, there will be experts available throughout the three-day exhibition to look at your ideas and offer feedback on where to start, the best building methods, trades and materials for the job and, most importantly of all, support.
“As part of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, local authorities are required to help find land for those who have an interest in building their own home so we’d encourage anyone interested in self- or custom-build to sign up to their local, council-maintained Right to Build register, as this will ensure there are enough serviced plots available to meet the demand.”
The National Self Build and Renovation Show attracts thousands of homeowners who are looking to undertake a self-build, renovation or home improvement project. Taking place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May 2018, there are free advance tickets for the show available from the NSBRC website.