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Heat pump grants worth £5,000 to help replace gas boilers – Is this the right option for you?

If you’ve seen today’s news you’ll know the big story is that homeowners in England and Wales will be offered subsidies of £5,000, from next April, to help them to replace old gas boilers with low-carbon heat pumps.

The grants are part of the government's £3.9bn plan to reduce carbon emissions from heating homes and other buildings, with the UK needing to reduce emissions by at least 68% on 1998 levels to meet our stated targets.

We know that our visitors are ahead of the curve.

In our recent consumer survey, 96% of NSBRC visitors said they believe it is very important their home is built to achieve maximum energy efficiency.  And attendees to last weekend’s Autumn show will have seen that our Heating Surgeries were by far the most popular sessions during the event.

There are a lot of questions to ask however. What exactly is a heat pump and how much will one cost? And is it the right solution for your home project?
We have two focused events coming up that can help you decide.

The NSBRC Guide to Managing your Energy Efficient Home


Friday 12th November
(09:00 - 17:00)

This Course has been designed specifically for Self Builders and Home Renovators and explores the latest options in heat and energy sources, both renewable and conventional systems.  We answer the big questions in detail:
WHY do I want an energy efficient home? WHAT exactly is an energy efficient home? WHICH products do I need? WHEN do they get installed? WHO puts them in?

Eco Workshop - Retrofit Solutions


Saturday 13th November

(09:00 - 16:00)

This free workshop covers one of the most important eco issues today: What practical measures can be taken with existing buildings to make them more sustainable and energy efficient?
Our experts will explain the options available to those interested in retrofitting eco technologies into their homes and advise on everything from achieving air tightness, insulation requirements and design considerations, to ventilation issues and how to choose between the array of windows and doors that are on the market.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first ever Festival of Sustainable Homes. We hope you enjoyed this new event as much as we enjoyed hosting it!

This year we gave an exciting new look and feel to the Spring/Summer edition of our National Self Build & Renovation Show, shining a spotlight on Sustainability as a topic we’re passionate about, and an ever-increasing consideration for our visitors. The two-day festival combined the spirit of a vibrant, family-friendly event, highlighting how we can all live more sustainably in our homes and communities - with all the invaluable self build and renovation resources which are always at the heart of our shows.

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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.

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The National Self Build & Renovation Show - Friday 11th & Saturday 12th October

Create your perfect home at The National Self Build & Renovation Show! Join us for 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 & Renovation Show