We believe people deserve better homes.
We can help you create a better home by delivering on our three key promises:
We’ll inspire you by showcasing the very best building methods, innovations and technologies.
We’ll inform you with our expert helpdesk and range of shows, workshops, and educational courses.
We’ll always offer impartial advice you can trust.
The NSBRC is open six days a week for visitors. Our standard opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 17:30pm | Sunday 10:00am - 16:30pm
Make your dream home a reality at The National Self Build & Renovation Show.
With an unrivalled line up of exhibitors and experts on hand to share their advice, this is an unmissable event for anyone thinking of self building or renovating their home.
Land yourself the perfect plot!
This extensive in-depth and informative course will delve deeper into the challenging world of plot hunting to give you the expert advice and knowledge you need to find, and determine the suitability of your ideal plot.
Build your knowledge...Reduce your bills!
This Course has been designed specifically for Self Builders and Home Renovators and explores the latest options in heat and energy sources, both renewable and conventional systems.
Around 13,000 people self build their own homes in the UK each year. Self built homes are typically bespoke, with layouts designed around your needs and lifestyle, and provide a high level of finish. With a focus on build quality, self builders enjoy houses that are energy efficient, often far exceeding building regulations. Discover how we can help you begin your own journey towards building a better home.
Renovating or extending a house can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. It can provide you and your family with additional space, reduce your energy bills and with careful planning, it can also be a shrewd investment. We’ll help you understand the options available to you, the various stages of a project, and typical pitfalls to avoid, so you can create your own dream home.
As an independent, employee-owned business, the NSBRC is a proud member of the following associations:
"A tremendous thank you for the invaluable advice and information which was delivered in such an understandable, no nonsense way. It has enabled me to narrow down the best route for me to take for my forever home."
"Such a wealth of building knowledge and information, open to the public and should be an essential place to visit for anyone considering or planning any form of building work whether DIY or through a contractor. Thoroughly recommend it"
"I have visited the centre several times, both when they have a major show and recently when almost entirely empty. The information gained has been immense. The opportunity to touch [products],open, close windows & doors etc. has enabled me to make choices for my new build."
"A great place to see and talk about all aspects of self-build and renovation. They provide a scanner which sends your details to the people that you want more details from"
"David Hilton has an incredible amount of practical knowledge and the three courses I attended on Project Management, Renovation Projects and Heating your Home are helping me to make decisions on the way forward and where to focus the budget. Thanks all for an excellent series of online courses."
"Well worth the trip. Most of the stands had lovely and engaging reps…the displays of walls and foundations are excellent to see and (to help) appreciate the anatomy of houses."
"Amazing place to discover all types of builds and accessories for building. Especially new eco products on the market."
"Well organised with a great variety of all your self build & renovation requirements. Highly recommend this venue & the events they hold there"
One of our three key promises is to inspire you by show-casing the very best building methods, trends and technologies.
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre is proud to be home to over 200 permanent exhibitors, chosen for their respected and relevant offering, and their knowledge and understanding of the self build and renovation community.
We encourage you to engage with our exhibitors. As you will discover, they can cover every aspect of a building project, from foundations to flooring, walls to windows, roofing to renewables and much, much more…
Join us next week for a one-off, free, online panel discussion, ahead of this month’s National Self Build & Renovation Show.
This one-hour informal discussion is the first of a series of special one-off events as we celebrate 15 years of the NSBRC. We believe it will prove an insightful session, that we hope you will find helpful for your project. Our panel will share their views and will be delighted to tackle any thoughts and questions you have during the session.
We are delighted to name Amanda Russell as our employee-owner of the year for 2021! Amanda is our Accounts Manager, looking after invoicing, ensuring our suppliers are paid on time and payroll among many other things, and in the last 18 months has also taken on additional HR responsibilities. Amanda can often be found helping out our Front of House team during our larger shows and events too!
The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has launched the next phase of the much anticipated Help to Build Equity loan scheme with the publication of the prospectus, along with a call for both industry and consumers to register their interest to find out more.