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January Trade Village News

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...

Click here to view the full list of NSBRC exhibitors

Book one of the Remaining Spaces at the Self Build seminar with Allan Corfield Architects!

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This seminar - hosted by ACA and delivered by top industry experts - will prepare you for your Self Build journey. The one-day seminar will take place on Saturday 12th February in the BuildIt Theatre at the NSBRC.

Course registration is £80 per person and includes lunch, refreshments, a full day of expert advice and opportunities for individual consultations. Some of the topics discussed at the seminar are:

  • Finding and assessing land
  • Funding and protecting your project
  • Your project team and the design process
  • Project Management and cost control
  • Future home standards and construction systems
  • Renewable heating design
  • MVHR design
  • Virtual Reality demonstration
  • And more!

Find out more here.

Create your dream home with Pura® NFC cladding

Pura NFC Cladding

Transform the exterior of your home with Pura® NFC, providing a lasting façade solution that will remain stunning for decades.

Designed to be durable, low maintenance and easily installed this external decorative façade provides a complete cladding solution.

From small projects to those on a larger scale, there are plenty of ways to revamp your home’s exterior to suit your budget.

Start visualising your dream home exterior and order your FREE Pura® NFC samples today from Performance Panels, UK’s Premium Partner of Trespa.

Visit stand 96 at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, or click here for more information

Ground source heat pumps explained

Kensa ground source heat pump

So you're looking for a renewable heating system, but chances are you're new to ground source heat pumps. You probably have a few questions about the technology, such as:

  • How do ground source heat pumps work?
  • How efficient are they?
  • How do I install one?
  • How do they compare to other heating systems?

As the UK’s leading experts in this technology, Kensa Heat Pumps has all the answers to these ground source questions, and more!

Explore their heat pumps FAQs page or visit Kensa's stand 68 at the NSBRC.

Frame Technologies

Frame Technologies

On Friday 11 March, award-winning, self-build timber frame supplier, Frame Technologies, is running its first event at the NSBRC - The Secrets to Self-Build Success. The day will be packed with advice to help you on your self-build journey, whether you’re just getting planning permission or well into the build process.
Topics include design, mortgages and renewables. There is a fantastic line-up of seminars with expert speakers as well as former clients who will share real life ‘case studies’, and an opportunity to book a surgery slot for specific questions. The event is free to attend and will fully comply with latest Covid-19 guidance.
Tickets are limited - book now!

Tom Wolstenholme Garden Design

Tom Wolstenholme Garden Design

Motivated by our passion for enhancing the quality of our environment we strive to deliver ecological garden designs that balance modern living with the natural world.

Guided by our ethos and vision for a sustainable future we set out to create sophisticated, timeless spaces that enable our clients to live in synergy with nature. We want to inspire people to discover a way of improving the quality of their outdoor living and to develop their spaces with consideration to the wider environment.

Find out more here.

Plumis’ innovative fire safety technology protects award-winning self-build 


Winner of Readers’ Choice at The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards, impressive eco self-build ‘Little Gem’ - 28-year-old Patsy Parr’s first project - required a modern fire safety solution that complemented its unique open plan design. 
Using 90% less water than a conventional sprinkler, Patsy was drawn to Plumis’ intelligent suppression system, Automist to protect her oak-framed sustainable home. With space at a premium, the system connected to the normal water supply without needing a tank – saving valuable room.

Find out more here.

Eco Workshop: Design, Planning & Sustainability
Saturday 19th February 10:00am - 16:30pm


We've cut through the 'greenwash' to bring you a wealth of independent and informed advice and information on the latest energy efficient technologies, products and services; sustainability and environmentally responsible building principals.

With housing contributing 22% of the UK’s carbon emissions it is essential that we find ways to reduce this impact if we are to meet our future carbon targets.

Find out more about our Eco Workshops here

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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.

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...