nSBRC - Self Build and Renovation

8 great reasons to attend The National Self Build & Renovation Show


There are many great reasons to attend The National Self Build & Renovation Show between Friday 27th and Sunday 29th of January. We've selected some of our highlights to help you plan your visit.


#1 FREE Self Build Course Tasters


Self build expert, Mike Hardwick, is offering a series of 1 hour ‘taster’ sessions which will give you tonnes of valuable information and advice. Over 3 sessions Mike tackles some of the big questions around budgeting, finding a plot, understanding planning and Building Regulations along with guiding you on engaging trades people and buying materials.


10am, 12pm & 3pm each day.


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


Hear first hand what its like to be a self builder and some of the challenges you must overcome. Ben Adam-Smith set himself a challenge of building an energy-efficient home before he turned 40.


Find out how he’s getting on! Friday and Sunday at 1pm.


#3 Self Build Question Time


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.


1pm each day.


#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.


Tours are very popular - Arrive early to avoid disappointment!


#5 Live Demo Arena


Watch a range of building systems, from traditional to modern methods of construction, be put through their paces. Sections of houses are built, alongside expert commentary, in our fantastic Live Demo Arena.


Various times each day.


#6 Find out how to finance your project with BuildStore


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 various ways to finance your build.


11am each day.


#7 Meet Martin Roberts


Martin Roberts is one of the UK's most respected Property, Travel and Lifestyle TV presenters & journalists. Fresh from his stint in the Celebrity Jungle, Martin will be joining us on Friday 27th January to open our show and explain more about his new TV show 'Build Off'.


#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.


Come and Visit Us

The UK'S only permanent venue for independent Advice & Support.
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10am – 4:30pm

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