Tickets are now on sale, and the first show will take place at the award-winning Kent Event Centre in Detling on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February 2020. This will be followed by a show in the North West at EventCity in Manchester on 22nd and 23rd February 2020. The final show will be at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire on 6th and 7th June 2020. Build It Live attracts all kinds of self-builders and renovators, and the shows make it easy to talk to leading experts about designing and building your own home or adding space and value to your current property whatever your budget.
Visitors to each show can participate in:
Free workshops and seminars
Build It Live features dozens of free daily seminars and workshops. Meet the experts to discuss your project and hear from self-builders who have built their dream home. The interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction.
Ask the experts
Ask questions and show them your plans for their opinions on how to make your project a success. For a free face-to-face consultation, book early – these sessions are very popular.
New for 2020 – Basement Advice Clinic
Building a basement is a great way to extend your house without losing any precious garden space. Talk to our experts about your options to see whether your home is basement-ready.
Visit the Naked House
See a section of a new-build home and get first-hand insight into how products and materials are installed, including insulating concrete formwork (ICF) and underfloor heating.
New for 2020 – Build Cost Clinic
Book an appointment with our expert estimator to better understand how much it will cost to build the ‘home of your dreams’.
Heating Advice Clinic
Build It’s experts can help you decide on the best heat source for your home.
The Land Zone
The Land Zone offers expert guidance on finding the right plot for your build.
Gain no-nonsense eco tips
Nigel Griffiths, Author of the Haynes Eco House Manual, will explain all you need to know about building a sustainable home, including renewable energy and environmentally-friendly building techniques.
Find a Builder Clinic
Let the experts guide you through the process of finding a suitable builder for your project (and avoid the cowboys!).
Potton, bespoke house-builder and designer, will provide free taster sessions providing essential knowledge for all self-builders.
Striking glazing options
Visit over 20 specialist glazing manufacturers to see how to create a bright, airy home with the latest range of bi-fold and sliding doors, French doors, windows, contemporary and traditional front doors and rooflights.