If you are embarking on the journey of designing and building your own bespoke home, you are not alone. Around 13,000 people will take on a self-build project this year, benefiting from a huge degree of choice; from where the house is located, how it is constructed, the energy efficiency of the building fabric through to the level of finish you will enjoy once moved in – all of which buying a house ‘off the shelf’ simply can’t offer.
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) opened its doors in January 2007. The team provide the knowledge and support you need to make informed decisions during every step of your project and to celebrate entering its 10th year it is kick starting 2016 with the ever popular National Self Build & Renovation Show held on Friday 29th to Sunday 31st January.
The new year is the perfect opportunity to breathe life into a project, with most new builds starting in the early months of the year. The National Self Build & Renovation Show is perfectly timed for those kick starting a new build or simply considering improvements to an existing home, be that injecting new life into a room with a splash of colour, creating more space or converting your loft or garage into warm usable rooms.
The show offers an unrivalled line-up of experts that include architects, project managers, designers, planners and eco consultants – all of whom are on hand to offer free guidance and advice. If you’re planning a major project, or are simply after a second opinion before making a key purchase, bring your plans and sketches along to the show and take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions.
Your questions answered
The NSBRC’s own expert team will be on hand to take you on guided tours of its fantastic life size renovation house and self-build journeys – answering your questions along the way.
Each day three theatres will feature seminars exploring everything from budgeting, plot finding, the latest building regulations and planning news. The NSBRC’s own team of experts will also share their top tips for sourcing tradespeople and buying materials.
The NSBRC features over 200 exhibitors who each have permanent displays of their latest products and technologies. Many of these displays will be staffed by experienced representatives who will be able to showcase and demonstrate their systems and advise on design and pricing. You can see the latest products and technologies being put through their paces in the Live Demonstration Zone.
The National Self Build & Renovation Show is held at the NSBRC and is easy to get to – located on Junction 16 of the M4 and parking is free. Tickets for the show are £12 per adult but i-build magazine readers can claim free tickets by booking online and selecting booking code: ibuild16.