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April Trade Village News

Our Trade Village is 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. 

Read on for this month's news and highlights from the Trade Village...

Click here to view the full list of NSBRC exhibitors


GSHPA to Launch Training Academy in 2022

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The online training scheme, consisting of four modules, will go live this year, it will provide people with practical advice and essential information on every aspect of ground source heat pumps. There will also be live online Q&A sessions with senior professionals within the industry, including Laura Bishop, chair of the GSHPA.

The scheme will focus on all types of ground source heat pump systems - commercial, residential, mixed-use and retrofit, and is aimed towards anyone who has an interest in heat decarbonisation and net-zero.

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Unique Opportunity to Conceal Blinds when Building a New Home

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Concealed blinds are becoming more popular with the advancement of large glazing areas, minimal glazing structures and electric blinds. To have the option for concealed blinds, space is required within the overall structural layout and early planning is needed.

Grants have several display areas at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre and provide design guides, case studies and Zoom meetings to discuss your project.

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Premier Loft Ladders announce new Sustainability Policy

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Premier Loft Ladders is proud to work with the very best suppliers in the world to build premium quality loft ladders, loft eaves doors and flat roof access solutions that architects, developers and project managers reliably trust will meet the highest energy efficiency and sustainability standards.
Now we are pleased to announce our own sustainability policy - which conveys our commitment to create loft access solutions that help improve the lives and health of future generations and the planet we share.

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Improving the airtightness with the Partel IZOPERM PLUS product system

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Retrofitting or building your new home requires moisture-protected assemblies.

Improving the airtightness through the installation of the IZOPERM PLUS membrane on the internal wall and ceiling will prevent excess moisture from entering the building fabric, by controlling the water vapor for safe moisture management. It reduces heat loss, the risk of condensation, and improves energy efficiency for durable structures.

A well designed, and well-operated building envelope is critical. Partel provides expert technical advice, supporting your project at every stage. They offer WUFI® analysis on request to ensure that the completed project is functioning correctly.

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Better, greener homes with Frame Technologies

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With increasing energy rates and the cost-of-living crisis, building energy-efficient homes is a crucial step in the journey to zero carbon.
Building with timber frame creates long-lasting, sustainable homes which are cosy and energy efficient. With timber, you’re building for long-term energy investment as the structures are extremely economic to run.
Award-winning Frame Technologies designs, manufactures and installs bespoke structural timber systems. Their unique Tech Vantage™ systems are at the forefront of structurally insulated panel technology.

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Who will inherit your home? 

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Building or developing your family home is a major undertaking. You have to hold on tight to your vision to get through the tricky bits. But what’s it all for? 
Whatever your reasons, I doubt it’s to fund care in later life or to see it fall into the wrong hands. It’s your single biggest asset, so mitigating risk is important.
A properly constructed ‘estate plan’ costs less than a month in a care home. That’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind of knowing all your hard graft is not lost. 
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Meet many of our exhibitors in person during our May show!

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Unsure how to finance your project, which building system is right for you, or how you can make your home more energy efficient?

Most of our permanent exhibitors will be available to meet face to face at the show. Several will be delivering product master-class talks, with others available to show you their solutions on their display stands. This ‘must-attend’ event is the perfect opportunity for you to be inspired, gather information and talk to genuine experts who will be delighted to help answer your questions and offer advice.

It begins with an idea and ends with your dream home.
Visit the National Self Build & Renovation Show.

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The NSBRC are Recruiting! Help Desk Expert

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) is a unique visitor centre, supporting people who are designing and building their own homes, or improving/extending existing properties. We are also a conferencing and meeting space venue and we run a range of educational courses, workshops and large-scale events. We aim to provide an outstanding customer experience, bringing businesses and individuals together in a friendly and professional environment. We are expecting real growth in our sector in the coming months and years and we have an exciting opportunity available to join our team.

NSBRC Easter Opening Hours

The NSBRC is open for visits on Good Friday 15th April & Saturday 16th April. Why not book a visit and chat to our friendly helpdesk experts? Our team of independent experts are on hand to offer FREE advice and support on every aspect of your project.

NSBRC 15 Year Celebratory Dinner

On Friday 1st April we hosted a special dinner to celebrate 15 years of the NSBRC. Since opening our doors in 2007 we have welcomed over a quarter of a million visitors and we used the evening to thank and acknowledge some of the people who have helped us on our journey.

The National Self Build & Renovation Show - Fri 23rd & Sat 24th September


The dream. Your design. Your build. Your home. Make your dream home a reality at The National Self Build & Renovation Show. With two days of 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.

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