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February 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...

Walking on air at the Grand Opening of Total Home Environment’s New Stand!


Total Home Environment are one of the founding partners exhibiting at the NSBRC since 2007 and were thrilled to officially open their new stand at the centre’s first show of 2023!

Champagne, goodies and a competition brought a good crowd at the event on 28th January.

Visitor, Maria Zelenskaya is “…delighted to have won the competition…” and will be looking to specify the HPV Series (a Passivhaus Certified heat pump ventilation system that provides not only heat recovery ventilation, but also very energy efficient heating, cooling and hot water) into her newbuild home… that is… when they can get past planning!

Michael Hunt, MD of Total Home Environment said he was “…really pleased to be able to exhibit all the company’s products on one stand, so that people can make an informed decision on the best heating and ventilation solution for their home.”

Total Home Environment design, supply and install heat recovery ventilation, heat pump ventilation, compact service units, air source heat pumps and central vacuums, everything to keep your home as healthy, energy efficient and as clean as possible. Total Home have been established for 25 years and you can view their products on stand 58 when you visit the centre.

Find out more information on Total Home Environment’s flagship product, the HPV Series, by clicking here.

Structural Timber Association

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Why use an STA member for your self-build project?

As the leading organisation for the structural timber industry, our quality assurance programme – STA Assure - is specifically designed to offer reassurances that all STA members operate to an independently audited quality standard.

The robust assessment process ensures that design, production, and site assembly processes and quality controls are in line with customers’ expectations for consistent, high levels of quality.

The scheme has formal recognition from all leading UK warranty providers plus installers must also successfully completed the STA’s Timber Frame Competency Award Scheme (TFCAS).

To build with confidence – choose an STA member!

Click here to search for an STA member


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CLPM Construction Project Consultancy are a leading independent construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying consultancy. We also focus on Energy Efficiency and Heating Solutions.

Whether you are a property owner wanting to renovate or make improvements to your property. A self-builder, or an architect with clients who have a construction project. CLPM can help.

Our highly qualified team can provide a wide range of pre-construction and onsite support services. Each one designed to suit every project type and budget. Our experience and expertise will enable you to get a better result. Protect your financial interests and save you time and money along the way. This will result in a stress-free experience for you.

CLPM Services Include:

  • Pre-construction services
  • Design Review
  • Schedule of Works
  • Programming
  • Principal Design
  • Contract Administration

Further information on CLPM's services can be found here.

Bee Solar Technology: 
Heliomotion dual axis ground mounted solar tracking system

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  • Is your home future proof?
  • Are you concerned about massively increased energy prices?
  • Are you worried about your home's carbon emissions?

You could install a Heliomotion dual axis ground mounted solar tracking system yourself in less than a couple of days, and if you move, you can take it with you! 

Benefits include: Complete solar energy solution, straightforward installation, produce your own electricity & premium quality.

Click here to find out more.

Scandia-Hus Open Day: Saturday 25th March

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Scandia-Hus design and build beautiful, bespoke, energy-efficient, timber frame homes.
Visit the Scandia-Hus Show Centre in West Sussex to see our three purpose built show homes - a contemporary design, a traditional style and our new chalet bungalow.
We will have seminars for advice on topics such as timber frame construction, plot finding, design and planning.
Meet our Project Managers for advice and to discuss your self-build plans.
Come along to our Open Day on Saturday 25th March between 10.00 – 4.00.

Click here to register your place today.

Allister Godfrey Architects: A secluded Woodland Home


The conversion of a workshop building in Oxford’s Greenbelt into a two-bedroom dwelling, designed by Allister Godfrey Architects, has been featured in Build It magazine.

With expansive views across The Vale of The White Horse, our design created double-height living and dining areas with large windows to maximise the panorama. With sustainability in mind, the property is clad in treated softwood and a steel alternative to zinc made with rapeseed oil whilst part of the old building was sold on eBay.

An air source heat pump powers the underfloor heating, which, along with a well-insulated design means monthly costs are kept low.

Read the case study here.

Scandinavian Homes: Can you really build an energy efficient log mobile home?

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You might think of a mobile home as temporary accommodation while you’re building your ‘forever home’, or for holidaying in; not somewhere you’d feel warm and cosy in Winter!

But with a highly insulated log mobile home, you really can live in one permanently.
Mobile homes don't have to meet building regulations, but you can actually create one which is virtually Passiv standard - definitely not your average caravan!
See our beautifully warm log mobile home in Cornwall - comfortably cool in the 2022 heatwave yet barely needed heating during the December cold snap.

View the case study by clicking here.

Kensa: Hello? Is it low carbon heating you're looking for?

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10 reasons to love ground source heat pumps

1.      Future-proof your property.

2.      Most efficient renewable heating technology.

3.      No seasonal efficiency fluctuations.

4.      Zero carbon emissions or pollutants.

5.      Provide 100% of heating, hot water & cooling needs.

6.      Low running costs, minimal maintenance requirements, & last up to 25 years.

7.      Government grants available.

8.      Fit perfectly inside your home - quiet, stylish & compact.

9.      Ground arrays last 100 years, & are virtually invisible once installed.

10.   Smart, clever controls to optimise performance.

Receive a comprehensive estimate for your property with code: LOVEKENSA

Find out more by clicking here.

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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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