20-21 Feb 2016

Top tips for your self-build at Build It Live


After a successful inaugural event in 2015, Build It Live Manchester will take place for the second time at the Trafford Centre, from the 20th to 21st February 2016.


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2016’s Build It Live Manchester exhibition aims to provide a stress-free route to creating a truly individual home with the opportunity to meet self-build experts who can provide invaluable advice and top tips for your self-build project. Receive one-to-one free advice from independent experts on how to turn a project into reality including how to find land, what is possible with and without planning permission and how to ensure that you have the right design. Whether it’s your own personal self-build development or one for a client, Build It Live Manchester is sure to provide the ideas, inspiration and information to drive any project forward.

At this year’s show you can discover thousands of cutting-edge and traditional products and meet over 100 of the North West’s most innovative suppliers. There are around 30 information-packed free seminars and workshops developed to address specific problems and inspire confidence when taking on a renovation or building project.

Companies exhibiting at Manchester include: Potton which offers stylish self-build homes, Oakwrights with its bespoke oak framed houses, and Northcot Brick which is an award-winning master brick maker. Dulux Design Service will be tempting visitors with its inspirational and practical interior design solutions, Byng Joinery has the latest glazing solutions including bi-fold doors and Stali will be exhibiting with its quality timber casement windows that can be finished with aluminium cladding, and its internal and external wooden doors.

Some exciting exhibits to expect from this year’s Manchester show include:

The Naked House:

See a section of a new build as it comes together after first fix – a fascinating insight into how things are installed – from ICF blockwork and underfloor heating, to roof trusses and floor joists.

Find A Builder:

New to Build It Live Manchester this year, talk to the Federation of Master Builders who can guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project. Access to its database of trusted builders in your area is available.

Real Life Projects:

Gain inspiration and confidence from Build It readers who have realised their self-build dreams. Hear their stories in the live theatre on the show floor.

Plotsearch Zone:

Receive tips on searching for plots and access Plotsearch – the UK’s premier live online database – plus a gallery of current available plots of land in the North West.

Self Build Academy:

Attend free taster sessions from the Self Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self-builders.

Tool Zone:

Identify the right tools to buy for your project. Featuring all major tool brands and some great demos.

To find out more about the show and to purchase ‘2 for 1’ special tickets visit Build It Live’s website. Other show dates around the UK include: Build It Live South East at Glow, Bluewater Kent from 6 to 7th February and Build It Live at Bicester, from 11 to 12th June.


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