nSBRC - Self Build and Renovation

There are many great reasons to attend The National Self Build & Renovation Show, including a packed line-up of free seminars, live demos, expert advice and over 200 exhibitors from right across the industry.


We've selected some of our highlights to help you plan your visit.


#1 FREE Self Build Course Tasters


10:00am, 12:00pm & 3:15pm each day


Self build expert, Mike Hardwick, will be offering a series of 1 hour taster sessions of our highly popular Self Build Course throughout the show. These sessions are packed full of valuable information and advice, plus 


Over 3 sessions Mike will be tackling some of the biggest questions around self building. This will include budgeting, finding a plot, understanding planning and Building Regulations, as well as offering tips on engaging with trades people and buying materials.


We'll be offering a special show only discount for all of our courses, ask a member of the team for more details.


#2 Real Life Case Study – Ben Adam-Smith


1:00pm Friday and Saturday


At the end of 2016, self-builder Ben Adam-Smith bought a garden plot which had full planning permission for a new dwelling.

So far in 2017 he has hired an architect, developed and refined the designs, and submitted an amendment to the existing planning application.

In this presentation he’ll explain why he’s building a certified Passivhaus, how designing to this standard is slightly different and what he has learned through the process.


#3 Self Build Question Time


1:00pm each day


Get your questions answered and debated by our panel of self build professionals.  Sessions are hosted by Mike Hardwick, NSBRC course presenter and self build expert.


#4 Guided Educational Tours


Take a free guided tour of our ‘New Build’ Journey and the Renovation House. Tours take place at various times each day and are booked on a first come, first served basis.  

These tours are very popular, so arrive early to avoid disappointment!


#5 Live Demo Arena


Our must see live demos will be running each day of the show. Here you can watch a range of building systems be put through their paces, from traditional timber frame, to more modern methods of construction such as Insulating Concrete Formwork blocks. Sections of houses are built, alongside expert commentary, letting you see these products and materials in action.

Demos run at various times each day, see some of our live demos here.


#6 Find out how to finance your project with BuildStore


11:00am each day


For most people getting their finances in order is an important starting point for their self build project. BuildStore is the UK’s leading expert in self build finance and will be presenting on the various ways to finance your build.


#7 FREE Heat and energy course session


2:30pm Friday and 1:00pm Sunday


Dave Hilton, our expert on energy efficient building will be running a taster of our popular heat and energy course. If you want to cut through the jargon and understand how to reduce your energy bills or carbon footprint, this is a session that you can’t afford to miss.


#8 Talk to dozens of experts in our ‘Ask An Expert’ Zones


Meet RIBA Architects, Project Managers, Landscape Designers, VAT specialists, Building Control and many, many more.  

Pre-book free 1:2:1 appointments at our booking desk every day of the show.


We hope to see you at the National Self Build and Renovation Show next weekend!


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