11-12 Jun 2016

Drive your self-build project forward with Build It Live


Find out all you need to know about building a truly individual home with a visit to Build It Live. Taking place on 11-12th June in Bicester, on the borders of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, the exhibition is being run in association with Graven Hill – the UK’s first large-scale, self-build project with over 1000 self-build plots.


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The exhibition aims to provide a stress-free route to creating a truly individual home, with the opportunity to meet industry experts who can provide invaluable advice and top tips for your project.

Whether you are looking to self-build on Graven Hill, or on a stand-alone plot; or if you are considering renovating, converting or extending an existing property, Build It Live is sure to provide the ideas, inspiration and information you need to drive your project forward.

Receive free one-to-one advice from Build It Live’s independent experts on how to turn your project into a reality, including how to find land, choosing the right design and what is possible with and without planning permission.

At the inaugural Build It Live Bicester you can discover thousands of cutting-edge and traditional products and meet over 150 of the UK’s most innovative suppliers. There are around 30 free, information-packed seminars and workshops, developed to address specific problems and inspire confidence when taking on a building or renovation project.

Companies exhibiting at Bicester include: Potton which offers stylish self-build homes, Carpenter Oak with its bespoke oak framed houses and York Handmade Brick which offers unique products for inspirational buildings. John Nicholls will be tempting visitors with its contemporary and traditional kitchens and bathrooms, Kloeber will be displaying its latest glazing solutions including bi-fold doors and Byng Joinery will present its quality timber sash and casement windows and custom-made bespoke staircases in pine and oak.

Below are some of the enticing exhibits this year:

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 the roof trusses and floor joists.

Find a Builder: Talk to the Federation of Master Builders who can guide you through the process of finding the right contractor for your project. Access their database of trusted builders in your area.

Self Builders’ Own Stories Live: 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.

Eco Friendly Building Techniques: Take part in taster sessions and demonstrations covering a range of sustainability issues – including renewable energy and environmentally friendly building techniques. Also see the free seminar on Building a Sustainable Home at 15.30 daily.

Graven Hill Zone: Find out about opportunities to build your own home on Graven Hill and join the live Q&A to discover how to reserve a plot and what a ‘Plot Passport’ contains.

Self Build Academy: Attend free taster sessions from Potton’s Self Build Academy – providing essential knowledge for all self-builders. Amongst these talks will be a session specifically focused on Graven Hill.

To find out more about the show, and to purchase half price tickets, enter promotional code TIBUILD16 via Build it Live’s booking website.


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