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February Trade Village Newsletter 2024

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...



Innovative design, sustainability and a futureproof investment are the hallmarks of a great home project. For 30 years Gartec has been opening up these possibilities for its customers through its unobtrusive and elegant home lifts that have turned their properties into true ‘forever’ homes.

Recently named BUILD Magazine’s Best Platform Lift Supplier 2024, Gartec offers a wide variety of lift options that can be tailored to the design of your home. Its friendly team is on hand from enquiry to aftercare to discuss your specific requirements and work with you to find the perfect lift customised to your property - whether your home or renovation has tight spaces, traditional features or a contemporary look and feel.

You can try out one of Gartec’s lifts – the best-selling Aritco Homelift complete with smart technology and energy efficient features – in the NSBRC's Trade Village.

You can find Gartec at Stand 135 in the Trade Village at the Centre.


Join AC Architects for March's Self Build Hour with Allan Corfield!

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Individuals embarking on their self build adventures can now join AC Architects' exclusive Self Build Hour webinar series, led by Jenny Chandela and featuring top experts from the UK.

Attendees will gain insights into securing funding, navigating planning, finding land, effectively managing costs, and much more.

The next Self Build Hour will take place on March 14th at 1pm and will feature AC Architects’ MD, Allan Corfield, who will present his top tips on finding and evaluating land for your Self Build! Join us live and get the opportunity to ask your questions.

You can find Allan Corfield Architects at Stand 63 & in the Professional Services Hub.


Stovax & Gazco – Ideal Solutions For Your Home Heating


Stovax & Gazco are proud to be recognised as an award-winning UK manufacturer of stoves, fires and fireplaces. From woodburning and multi-fuel stoves that blend timeless design with tomorrow’s technology, to media wall electric fires and gas log burners that look just like the real thing, our collection, including premium brand Onyx, caters to every taste and home requirement.

Our products align with the very latest regulations, including Ecodesign for reduced emissions and high performance, offering the pinnacle of craftsmanship.
Explore our extensive range and gain insights on selecting the perfect stove or fire for your home on our website.

You can find Stovax & Gazco at Stand 70 in the Trade Village. 


Rainclear: Thinking about Spring in your back garden? Think about an Aluminium and Glass Veranda!


Whatever you call them: terrace roof, patio canopy, garden canopy, outdoor canopy, patio cover, French-doors canopy, back door canopy, glass awning, glass patio canopy, or glass garden room...

make the most of the outdoor areas of your home with an aluminium and glass veranda from Rainclear Systems

–  contemporary or heritage style,

–  with glass or polycarbonate roof panels,

–  open sided or enclosed with your chosen combination of sliding doors
– for delivery in 15 days

*Rainclear do not offer installation but do supply comprehensive installation guidance PDFs – so these are ideal for self-builders, as well as renovation projects and DIY 'do-ups’.

You can find Rainclear Systems at Stand 18 and the Dale House Gable End in the Centre.


Theben invite you to the grand opening of their stand at the NSBRC

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If you are planning on building a dream home, or are involved in new build or renovation projects, don't miss this exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the future of smart home technology.

  • Get hands-on with the LUXORliving system. Discover how it can transform properties into smart, efficient, and comfortable spaces.
  • Witness first-hand how easy it is to programme a LUXORliving system with their live workshop.
  • Enjoy complimentary drinks, nibbles, and exclusive giveaways

When: 17th April 2024. 12pm - 6pm. 

You can find Theben at Stand 115 in the Trade Village.


Premier Loft Ladders: Made-to-measure loft hatch and ladder


The Quadro loft ladder from Premier Loft Ladders features the latest innovations in design and technology. The result is a thermally-efficient loft hatch and wooden ladder that can be made-to-measure to fit each customer’s needs.

The Quadro is a 3-part folding wooden loft ladder and is suitable for ceilings up to 3.44m high. It offers a U-value 0.77 W/m2K and features a 4-point locking system for a (Class 4) airtight seal. Concealed hinges and the option to install flush to the plaster give the ladder a discrete finish that would look good in both modern and older properties.

Suitable for floor-to-ceiling heights from 1.95m to 3.44m and for openings as small as 1m long x 0.53m wide. As such, the Quadro is ideal for a very wide range of applications, including a truss roof with 600mm joist intervals.

You can find Premier Loft Ladders at Stand 168 in the Trade Village, at the Roof Zone & in the Renovation House


Scandinavian Trading: 

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NSBRC visitors views Scandinavian Interior as High Quality, Sustainable and Functional

What an amazing show in January! We are still feeling the positivity from meeting so many engaging and lovely people and always enjoy hearing about your projects. Thank you to all that completed our market research for a chance to win one of our Electric Smart Heaters and congratulations to our 3 lucky winners: Mark, Zoe and Yogesh!

The most common words to describe Scandinavian Interior were: High Quality, Sustainable and Functional. If you are interested in our quality and functional heaters and pure wood panels, please visit our website or visit us at the NSBRC Market Day in March.

You can find Scandinavian Trading at Stand 197 in the Trade Village, at the Finishes Zone & in the Renovation House.


Quantiv: Getting Build Costs Right!

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Whether you’re self-building or renovating, it’s critical to get accurate cost advice as early as possible.   If you want to reduce financial stress and gain peace of mind that your budget will be enough to achieve your plans, please contact Quantiv for a FREE 30 MINUTE CONSULATION on 07811 475193 or

Tim is a Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in delivering professional cost and budget management advice.

Early Cost Advice:

  • from £245 at early concept stage
  • from £395 at Planning/Building Regs stage

Bill of Quantities/Schedule of Works from £745 at ‘design freeze’ stage

You can find Quantiv at the Professional Services Hub in the Centre.


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Good Energy sponsors The Festival of Sustainable Homes

We are delighted to announce Good Energy as the official sponsor of our brand new ‘Festival of Sustainable Homes’, held on Friday and Saturday 17th - 18th May.

The family-friendly show at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre will feature more than 200 exhibitors offering advice and information on how to make homes more sustainable, together with inspiring talks and educational tours.

March Trade Village Newsletter 2024

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...

Capital for Colleagues Conference 2024

In March, we were delighted to join our investors, Capital for Colleagues at their annual conference for investees at Worsley Park Country Club. It was a fantastic occasion to celebrate employee-ownership, and discuss the learnings and rewards that stem from this business model.