nSBRC - Self Build and Renovation

What's here

Making the most of your visit...
The Centre contains a huge amount of information and one visit may not be enough! Here are some of the attractions we have on offer:

Over 240 Exhibitors on display in Trade Village
Visit over 240 manufacturers and suppliers in our Trade Village, where the latest in innovative products and technologies are displayed.

Technical Expert Hub
Our team of independent experts are on hand to offer FREE advice and support on every aspect of your project.  Share their experiences and enthusiasm on every aspect of building; from water usage and heating systems to insulation, building methods and the latest legislation. Get all the answers to your trickiest questions, talk through your ideas and get expert opinions on your plans! Speak to our Experts and realise the key to creating your dream home!

Self Build Educational Walking Tour
Take a walk through our self build educational zone and discover the major stages of a self build project. Learn everything you need to know about building your own property including: Groundworks, Foundations & Floors, Walls & Structures, External Options, Roofing and much, much more.

Renovation House
Are you contemplating buying a dilapidated property? If the answer is yes, then our renovation tour will provide you with the considerations to take on board. This tour will take you through the key stages of a renovation project, taking you from dilapidation to completion. Either enjoy a unique 30 minute audio tour or walk around with our resident technical expert at 14:00 every Friday.


Ruskin Show House by Potton
Potton’s full size ‘Ruskin’ house is an inspiration for all self builders whatever your taste. Full of character on the outside and packed with innovative technology on the inside, this 2,300 square feet building demonstrates modern living at its best!

Land Finding
PlotSearch, the UK’s premier land and property resource are on hand to help you find your ideal plot, renovation or location.

Financial Planning
For most people getting their finances in order is an important starting point for their project.  Here at the NSBRC, founding partner, BuildStore have the mortgage for you! Whether you are building your own house, renovating or simply looking for a better rate on your existing house while you plan your project, we’re here to help.

Come and Visit Us

The UK'S only permanent venue for independent Advice & Support.
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5.30pm