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July 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...

Low energy building CPD sessions from Green Building Store

Join us for an afternoon of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre. 

We have prepared a schedule that promises to enhance your professional skills and foster connections within the low energy building community. By attending these CPD sessions, you will not only enhance your professional skills but also have the chance to network with like-minded individuals who share a passion for low energy building.
Spaces are limited, so we encourage you to secure your spot as soon as possible. If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to email Nicola Briscoe,

Find Green Building Store at Stands 141 & 142, the Walls / Structures Zone & Outdoor Living Zone

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A bright future for Palmer + Partners Architects

We are so excited to announce that Lynn Palmer Architects have rebranded. We will be known as Palmer + Partners Architects Ltd.

We may have a new name and a new look website but behind the scenes, we are the same talented, creative and friendly team.

We have chosen our new name to reflect more closely the aspiration of our business. As Architects, we have a responsibility to guide and support our clients, ensuring the mark we leave on our planet is honest and ethical. We are proud to have qualified Passive House Designers in-house to support our growing portfolio of sustainable homes.

Building on the solid foundation laid by Lynn Palmer Architects, it’s going to be fun and exciting to watch Palmer + Partners develop the next phase of the business. Check out our socials and join us on our journey.

Find Palmer + Partners at Stand 218 in the Trade Village.

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Airflow Developments: High-Quality Ventilation Systems

A large portion of our lives is spent indoors. Improve the air you breathe.  

Airflow Developments have been providing award-winning ventilation products and accessories for over 60 years.

Our best-selling ranges include:

QuietAir: A range of stylish, discreet and Quiet Mark certified extractor fans. The QuietAir uses exceptionally low energy without compromising on performance.

iCON: Red Dot Design Award winning extractor fans. Our iCON fans are customisable and designed to suit the aesthetics of your home.

Unohab: An economical ventilation solution for single habitable rooms, perfect for new builds and renovations.

Discover more information about our ventilation solutions on our blog page.

Find Airflow Developments at Stand 152 in the Trade Village.

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Metal Solutions: 

Integrated Solar ModulesManufactured off-site and supplied by Metal Solutions Ltd utilising GreenCoat® Nordic Night Black from SSAB, Swedish Steel.

The Flextron Integrated Solar Modules manufactured in the UK by BIPVco. The lightweight modules are adhered directly to the metals removing subframes or associated mountings and the hazard of leaf debris or vermin infestation. The modules are specially coated in a Teflon like treatment removing the need for maintenance.
The combination of Lightweight Solar, no maintenance, Incredible Aesthetics, Sustainability, Durability speaks volumes. Evaluation is in the eyes of the beholder.
The roof that keeps on giving.

Find Metal Solutions at Stand 122 in the Trade Village.

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The Rooflight Association:

NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, has re-launched as The Rooflight Association and opened its membership to installers, specifiers, consultants,
distributors and other businesses or individuals involved in the rooflight industry.

All our members undergo a detailed audit process. This means that as a homeowner or self-builder, you can be confident that a Rooflight Association member upholds high standards of quality and regulatory compliance.

For more information, or if you’re a construction professional and would like to join the Rooflight Association, visit:

Find The Rooflight Association in the Professional Services Hub.

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Fleming Homes: FREE Day of Live Demos and Seminars at the NSBRC

Fast Track Your Timber Frame Knowledge at Fleming Homes’ free to attend demo day on Saturday 30th September 2023. 
This event brings together a wide range of experts to share their insights across a full day of seminars and workshops, covering everything from the benefits of timber frame to negotiating the planning system and managing site health and safety. Carefully curated to equip you with everything you need to know for self-building confidently using timber frame, your day will be packed with valuable takeaways.

Find Fleming Homes at Stand 231 & the Professional Services Hub. 

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Gartec: Helping you to create your forever home

Our residential elevators only use the latest technology and feature bespoke designs, providing a safe, reliable, and comfortable addition to your home that makes getting around easier than ever. With the installation of an unobtrusive and elegant residential lift, you can travel between floors in a smooth, quiet, safe, and comfortable fashion – allowing you to retain the maximum amount of comfortable living space.
Designed as self-contained units, our home lifts come with their own shaft enclosure, giving them a freestanding quality. This means they can be easily installed in new builds or seamlessly retrofitted into existing properties, enhancing accessibility without major disruptions. Combining functionality and style, our domestic lifts effortlessly blend into any home, infusing it with a modern touch.

Find Gartec at Stands 135 & 140 in the Trade Village.

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PBT Installations: 

Forward thinking experts who bring modern, renewable heating solutions to your project. When designing your dream property, we believe planning your heating system from the beginning is key to a successful build. Our consultants help achieve this, designing your heating system to ensure optimum comfort throughout. 

Our focus is the expert installation of reliable, quiet and efficient heat pumps which are economic to run and reduce carbon emissions. At PBT Renewables, we favour engineering from the continent where heat pumps have been widely used for over thirty years. Our technologies offer first class efficiency, even at temperatures significantly sub-zero.

Find PBT Renewables at Stand 144 in the Trade Village.

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The Festival of Sustainable Homes Review - May 2024

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...


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