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March 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

Ablectrics - New showroom


Ablectrics are moving into their brand new showroom on Saturday 9th April.
At the launch event, Ablectrics will be offering a special 1-day discount of 20% off any LED lamps. This is in store only.
They have plenty of displays and lighting for you to see and as well as a media wall display, LED tape and the very latest Home Automation kit from Rako.
The new address for the showroom is: 33 Zetland Road, Bristol, BS6 7AH - Customer parking available.

Book your visit here today.

Upskill with Safeguard this Spring/Summer


This Spring and Summer, upskill yourself with Safeguard Europe’s CPD webinars. Approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects, these monthly 1-hour sessions equip self-builders and renovators with the skills to finally tackle tricky projects.

Learn how to:

  • Install retrofit insulation
  • Tackle Penetrating Damp
  • Fix Rising Damp
  • Deal with Dampness in Existing Buildings
  • and more!

After the session, get your questions answered by the Safeguard Technical team.

Book a free place on a Safeguard Spring and Summer CPD now.

Installation Partners Wanted


Genesis Collection is a high quality fabricator of windows and doors and is looking for like-minded installation partners in the Swindon area and surrounding town and cities.
Installers will have the benefit of regular qualified sales leads and all we ask in return is that any opportunities be attended to promptly and feedback given as to the outcome.
In addition to the sales leads we will also be happy to provide sample and brochure support for installers that convert a fair proportion of leads and install to a high standard.
If this opportunity is of interest, whether you are an independent installer or a company, please get in touch to discuss further.
Contact: Marcus O'Boyle – Sales & Marketing manager 01226 715250

Rinato™: the look of wood, without the hassle

F.H. Brundle’s composite decking boards offer a robust, sustainable and easy-maintenance alternative to timber.


Made from 60% recycled wood and 40% plastic, RinatoTM looks like wood, but without the hassle.

Natural features a 360-degree wraparound polymer Capstock shield, offering year-round protection against the elements. 

Victoria M boards incorporate less composite material, making it lighter and more economical, and especially suited to gardens, patios or balconies. 

Classic boards are an excellent choice for areas with high footfall, making them a natural fit for both residential and commercial applications. 

Forget heavy steel beams and cranes. 

TeleBeam is the exciting new way of converting lofts.  It is the very first bespoke prefabricated system which deals with a wide range of loft conversion applications. TeleBeam has been primarily designed for the conversion of roof trusses in modern buildings. 
TeleBeam’s unique load sharing arrangement means that it is ideal for converting lofts in modern timber framed buildings.

Click here to find out more.

Brincliffe House, Sheffield – a very different building with wide diversity.


Artisan honey bees, bespoke sliding access rooflights, a protected deck areas with planters; just some of the very unusual features of this cooperative housing development in Sheffield.
Architect Ted Tunnicliffe of Tatlow Stancer decided to specify Dryseal once again as the roof waterproofing on this town house extension.

Find out more.

Where to begin with your cladding project?


Read our blog for useful tips on where to begin when considering a cladding project for your home. From small projects to those on a larger scale, there are plenty of ways to revamp your home’s exterior to suit your budget.

Find out more.



Wednesday 30th March (7-9pm) (Please note this event must be booked in advance).
We will build on the recent workshop held at the NSBRC - with a panel discussion on the key topics that were covered over the two day live event and provide a series of short talks exploring the key superstructure options including; Timber FrameMasonryInsulated Concrete Formwork and more.We will also have a rapid-fire thirty minute 'Question Time' session answering attendee's questions live.

Book your free place here.

Ask An Architect


Saturday 9th April
Whether you're thinking of designing your own self build home, or reconfiguring your existing one, our experts are here to help. 
Working with The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) we are offering a free personal consultation with an architect to discuss ideas for designing and building your own home or renovating and reconfiguring your existing home in a strictly no obligation 25 minute meeting.  

Topics for discussion include:
• Designing and building your own self build home
• Reconfiguring your existing home to maximise space
• Creating extra storage
• Introducing energy-saving solutions to save money
• Adding value to your home

Sessions are delivered live in the centre and are by appointment only and must be booked in advance.
We have a few spaces remaining for Saturday 9th April, so please book now to avoid missing out.

Arrange your free appointment here.

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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

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.

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.

The National Self Build and Renovation Show