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August 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...

Earth Save Products: Renewables-based whole house solutions designed, delivered, maintained and monitored for optimum performance.

Earth Save Products design and deliver renewables-based whole house integrated systems covering heating, hot water, ventilation, PV arrays with battery storage and vehicle charging points. We start from a 'fabric first' approach that helps optimise the balance between capital cost and running costs of systems.

With almost 20 years’ experience in the industry, we are also MCS Accredited as a heat pump manufacturer and installer of the systems. We also have our new Greenline range of R290 high temperature ASHP units and have developed a comprehensive remote access and monitoring module for all our heat pumps that allows us to lower the cost of servicing and to optimise system performance on an ongoing basis.

We can also identify and manage any potential problems before they arise. ESP offers a complete end-to-end service covering design, installation, commissioning, servicing & maintenance and ongoing monitoring and diagnostics. With our extensive experience in the industry, ESP should be your first port of call when considering renewables-based systems whether looking for equipment supply only or the full package that we offer.

You can find Earth Save Products at Stands 37 & 208 in the Trade Village.

Find out more.

Nudura: Monthly taster sessions

ICF Supplies Ltd will be holding monthly taster sessions for those interested in the Nudura Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) system. The sessions will be held at the NSBRC on the last Friday of every month from 10am until 3pm, starting on the 29th September.

The sessions will be informal and will cover the build process basics from foundations through to top of the wall. These sessions will offer you an insight into self-building with Nudura.

We will be open to any questions you may have on both the system and how it would work with your own projects.

You can find Nudura in the Piazza, next to the coffee shop at the Centre. 

Book your place here.

CDI: Making floors better

When considering how to construct their first floors, many people think it is difficult to get the same feel and performance as their screeded ground floor.

With the Lewis Deck system there is no need to compromise as it provides the means to replicate exactly the same pipes in screed performance as the ground floor. This system also provides the level of acoustic separation usually reserved for penthouse apartments in the most exclusive developments, all at a cost that is similar to other first floor UFH or acoustic solutions - and it’s easy to build, too.

You can find CDI Innovative Construction Materials at Stand 171 in the Trade Village.

Find out more.

The Unico System Celebrates Reaching 500 Customers at the NSBRC.

Birmingham-based The Unico System, a leading provider of small-duct, high-velocity 3-in-1 heating, ventilation and cooling solution, is delighted to announce that it has reached the milestone of 500 customers at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon.  

The Unico System has been exhibiting at the NSBRC for the past two years, showcasing its innovative and energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions to self-builders, renovators, and homeowners.

"We are thrilled to have reached this milestone of 500 visitors at the NSBRC," said Richard Soper CBE, Managing Director of The Unico System. It is a testament to the high level of interest in our products, and we have enjoyed meeting so many people and talking about their projects and how the benefits of Unico will impact their future comfort in their home."

The Unico System’s small-duct, high-velocity heating and cooling systems are ideal for self-builders and renovators who want to create a comfortable and energy-efficient living space. The systems are designed to fit into tight spaces and can be installed without the need for bulky ductwork or major structural changes, making them perfect for homes that have limited space.

You can find The Unico System at Stand 136 in the Trade Village.

Find out more.

Nordic Garden Buildings

When it comes to expanding your living space, Nordic Garden Buildings offer unparalleled advantages for homeowners solving the challenges of weather adaptability, removing the need for maintenance and the removal of installation preparation. 
Firstly, our garden rooms are constructed from high-quality PVC, known for its exceptional durability and weather resistance. This means you can enjoy a maintenance-free space in both scorching summers and freezing winters. The excellent insulation of our garden rooms ensure year-round comfort.

We understand preparing your garden for a new building can be daunting - that's why we offer a free concrete base service, taking away the hassle. 

You can find Nordic Garden Buildings at Stand 65 in the Trade Village & in the Outdoor Living Zone.

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Andrew Jones: VAT Information Now Available On YouTube!

Andrew Jones, the VATman, now has a dedicated YouTube channel where you can find answers to your questions about VAT on both new builds and conversions. There may well be value in subscribing to this new channel to obtain up to date advice on VAT reclaiming - plus you can post any questions you’d like explained in the comments section. 

Andrew recently presented during a recent Workshop at the Centre, and on his return home he recorded the same talk and posted it to his YouTube channel. 

In case you missed this, you can watch the seminar recording by clicking the button below. 

You can find VAT Reclaims by Andrew Jones in the Oak Wall Bay area at the Centre.

Watch the video.

Shutters Factory: Composite or Wooden Shutters? Making the right choice for your home.

Choosing the perfect shutters for your home can be a tough decision, but let's make it a bit easier with a short comparison between composite and wooden shutters, two popular options with distinct qualities.

Composite shutters offer the look of wood but with added durability and moisture resistance. 

Wooden shutters provide a classic and natural aesthetic, offering timeless beauty and charm.

Shutters require minimal maintenance and are known for their longevity.

Visit our stand at the NSBRC to explore both options up close and choose wisely and elevate your home's aesthetics with the perfect shutters for you

You can find Shutters Factory in the Finishes Zone at the Centre. 

Find out more.

New beginnings at Oxon Energy Ltd

Following their REA Installer of the Year award win last month, Oxon Energy announced exciting changes to their customer services team.

Joining the Bix-based office are Samantha Watson, who’ll be dealing with quotes for heat pumps and renewable heating and cooling systems, Jordan Goddard who’ll be taking charge of all solar PV, battery and EV quotes alongside expert solar consultant Jim Dowling.

“We’re delighted to welcome such talented and renewables-focused individuals to our team” said Joe Pollock, Oxon’s Director. The industry is growing all the time and experience matters. We’re committed to providing the best advice and the fairest quotes”.
You can find Oxon Energy at Stand 219 in the Trade Village.

Further information here.


VIP Tickets are back for October's National Self Build & Renovation Show! 

Our October Show is the 'must attend' Self Build & Renovation event. Our exclusive VIP tickets allow you to make the most of your day.

  • Guaranteed parking space in our front car park
  • Exclusive introduction to 'new builds' or 'renovations' with one of our experts
  • Up to 5 pre-booked consultation appointments with our range of experts (released a week prior to the event - we will contact you in advance to arrange)
  • Free tea and coffee
  • VIP Lounge (on our stunning oak mezzanine)
  • Complimentary buffet lunch (served between 12pm - 1pm)

Limited to just 40 people each day - don't miss out! 

- Tickets for Friday 13th October (09:00 - 17:00)
- Tickets for Saturday 14th October (09:00 - 17:00)

Once booked, our team will be in touch to arrange your parking space, take any dietary requirements and help you book any expert consultation slots you'd like to have.

VIP Tickets are just £25 per person, or £40 per couple.

Book your VIP Tickets

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


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