After a successful debut in 2019, the event will offer visitors an insight into finding suitable specialists for all types of building projects and will provide opportunities to explore thousands of cutting-edge products and services and practical demonstrations from over 200 national and local exhibitors and come away inspired, confident and motivated. They will also be able to discover the latest property trends and technologies in various aspects of construction including building your own home, renovations, extensions and conversions, eco and heating, roofing and restoration, flooring and windows, and more by attending over 12 daily seminars and 13 masterclasses hosted in even bigger theatres.
Home improvers interested in running their project ideas past industry experts can stop by this year’s more spacious ‘Ask the Expert’ zone inside The Advice Centre, sponsored by Internorm, one of Europe’s leading window and door manufacturers. This show section will welcome attendees to receive first-hand, unrivalled advice from property specialists including architects, planners and experts from the Homebuilding & Renovating magazine team via free one-on-one consultations.
The experts include Director of Content and Product Development for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Michael Holmes; Content Director of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Jason Orme; building expert Bob Branscombe; eco-expert David Hilton; self-build expert Allan Corfield; and finance expert Tom Sherry.
Show highlights at The Advice Centre also include the Ask the Builder area, where visitors can gain vital information via free 15-minute sessions from members of the Federation of Master Builders. Additionally, chartered architectural specialists from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be available at the Ask the Architect area to assist self-builders in the design, planning and construction process, maximising their budget and turning their aspirations into reality.
An important element of undertaking a building project is obtaining planning permission. At The Planning Clinic, Sally Tagg and her team of experts from Foxley Tagg will convey up-to-date information on new regulations and laws, plus advice on how to push projects past the planners swiftly and not be stuck in an endless approval process.
One-day tickets are £8 in advance or £12 on the door, and two-day tickets are £12 in advance and £16 on the door (children under 16 go free).