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April Trade Village Newsletter

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...

Showersave: Wonderfully simple, cost-effective energy saving. Why wouldn’t you?

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The Showersave waste water heat recovery system is a simple heat exchanger that reuses energy otherwise lost down the drain while showering.
By installing Showersave you will recover the energy from warm waste water flowing down the drain and use it to pre-heat the incoming cold water – simple, effective and highly reliable.

The Showersave QB1-21 is our best-selling product and for a limited time, we are offering NSBRC visitors £60 off the QB1-21 retail price (£498 excl. VAT). 
Discount Code: NSBRC60

Find Showersave at our May Show on Stand 85 in The Trade Village. 

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Sunshield: Get the most out of your window shading with External Louvres


Many people consider their window shading options after their new home build or renovation is complete.

Using standard window shading such as internal blinds can ultimately be a last resort for most people, and these products can have a negative effect on reducing heat and sun glare. However choosing a product like tilt-able external louvres can eliminate all of these problems, saving you time, money and even improve on your long-term energy savings. Motorised external louvres are also a perfect choice for apex shaped glazing.
Find out more about the benefits of external louvres: | 01746 250042
Find Sunshield at our May Show on Stand 83 in The Trade Village. 

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Terzetto: Spring has finally sprung, so now is the perfect time to update and elevate your garden.

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From rural plots in the countryside to small urban spaces, there is something for everyone in our outdoor stone and porcelain tile collections, available in different thicknesses and large format sizes. Our matching indoor and outdoor anti-slip tiles are ideal for extending your living space into the garden.

Order samples for free on our website or browse our beautiful ranges of limestone, marble & porcelain tiles in one of our five UK showrooms in Yorkshire, Cheshire, Warwickshire, Hertfordshire, and Oxfordshire.

Find Terzetto at our May Show on Stand 230 in The Trade Village. 

Find out more.

The Bat Conservation Trust 

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Following the success of the NSBRC's Online Surgeries launched in 2020, there will be a 45 minute live surgery on each day of the May show at 1pm.

These surgeries will feature four selected experts, who all provide short, informative presentations on their field of expertise. On Friday 12th a panel discussion will take place looking at ‘The Natural Environment’. For this session we welcome:

Joanna Ferguson, The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) Bat Conservation & Ecological Surveys
Svend Rumbold, Rumbold-Ayers | Landscape Design
Antony Henn, Garden on a Roll | Wildlife-friendly Borders
Mark Pitman, Wildlife World | Wildlife Habitats & Feeders

Jo Ferguson, Built Environment Manager for BCT, oversees awareness raising and the development of best practice guidance for and with the built environment sector. Jo said “events like this hosted by the NSBRC are important for everyone involved in the self build and renovation sector. To both understand their responsibilities in relation to protected species, but also given the current biodiversity crisis, to play a vital role in supporting our wildlife for future generations.”

Further information on BCT’s work in this sector can be found by clicking the button below.
Find The Bat Conversation Trust at our May Show on Stand 190 in The Trade Village. 

Further information.

The Unico System: 3 in 1 heating, ventilation & cooling solution

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With over 350,000 installations in the USA, The Unico System is a household name. Here in the UK, the popularity of The Unico System is growing fast…
Unico is one system that heats, ventilates & cools, usually powered by a heat pump. The Small Duct High Velocity technology works efficiently 24/7/365 to maintain perfect temperatures and exceptional indoor air quality via stylish, discreet outlets.

Warm in winter. Cool in summer. Always beautifully fresh, filtered air.

Find The Unico System at our May Show on Stand 136 in The Trade Village. 

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Enviro Eco Wall: A unique fire-resistant eco-house building system 

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Made in the UK, EnviroEcoWall is a pre-engineered, insulated, load bearing panel system designed to form a fireproof building envelope that is perfect for new build domestic and industrial projects as well as home offices and garden buildings.   

Not just another SIP panel, EnviroEcoWall is a complete system designed to help combat the causes and effects of climate change by constructing thermally efficient, fireproof, flood-resistant buildings with the option of a unique steel subframe. These highly energy-efficient buildings have minimal need for heating which can mean lower energy bills.  

Find Enviro Eco Wall at our May Show on Stand 97 in The Trade Village. 

More information.

Allister Godfrey Architects: presenting at NSBRC May Show 

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The process of designing a new home or an extension is exciting, seeing your thoughts and ideas becoming real.

However, one vital aspect in this process is the need for planning approval to realise your dream home.

On Saturday 13th May, Allister will be presenting about the key watch points to help you build a successful application, particularly highlighting the requirements of upcoming changes to the planning legislation.

He will also be available in the Expert Area on Friday and Saturday, so come and say hello.
Find Allister Godfrey Architects at our May Show in the Professional Services Hub

Find out more.

Structural Timber Association: Why use an STA member for your self-build?


STA Assure is the STA’s Quality Assurance Scheme, designed to benefit both self-builders and members by promoting the quality standards held by individual STA member companies. The scheme offers reassurances that STA members meet or exceed current legislation.
By providing transparency, credibility and accountability, the STA safeguards the interests of self-builders, enabling them to partner with a reputable firm that will harness the multitude of benefits that structural timber frame offers.
With a formal agreement with the NHBC, as well as formal recognition from six other industry leading structural warranty and building control bodies, using an STA member ensures you can build with confidence.
Find the Structural Timber Association at our May Show in the Professional Services Hub.

Find out more.

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May Trade Village Newsletter 2024

Our Trade Village is home to over 200 permanent exhibitors, chosen for their respected, relevant offerings and their knowledge of the self build and renovation community.

Many will be attending our highly anticipated Festival of Sustainable Homes in just under a week. This brand new event serves as a platform for sharing innovative ideas and sustainable solutions for all homebuilding projects. It's an exciting opportunity for attendees to gather insights, discover new trends, and share plans with industry professionals.

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


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