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June 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


Mayfair Worktops have recently appointed a new brand ambassador, TV Presenter Jonnie Irwin!

After appearing on Channel 4’s ‘A Place In The Sun’ and ‘Escape to the Country’, Jonnie has just moved into his new family home and is beginning to document his renovation journey over on his Instagram page using Mayfair along the way to source his perfect kitchen worktop.

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Click here to watch the video of Jonnie taking a tour around the Mayfair Worktops factory facility to see exactly how solid stone worktops are made!


Potton's Self Build Day at the NSBRC:
Saturday 23rd July (09:30 - 12:30 // 13:00 - 16:00)

Join our expert team at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon for our exclusive self-build day on Saturday 23rd July.

Discover how to build your home using our timber frame or SIPS building systems and learn more about plot finding, design, planning, costing, building regs and managing your build.

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The day will be split into two sessions and attendees are welcome to book both.

Please click here for further information about this event.


Heating a whole house with Herschel Infrared combined with solar and battery

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Chris and Catherine Stonehewer-Newbold have renovated their home, including heating to replace their inefficient system. They wanted to avoid gas/oil due to the negative environmental impact and ruled out an ASHP for a number of reasons including high upfront capital cost and complexity to install.

Given their south-facing roof, they decided to install solar panels and combined these with Herschel Infrared heating Select XLS panels, solar battery storage and an efficient hot water tank solution – creating a low cost, electric home. “It’s working so well I can’t really put it into words, it’s such a lovely heat and has been 101% successful.”

Their full video testimonial can be seen on the video link here.

Find out more.


Bison have been shortlisted for 'Best Sliding Sash Window Company'

Premium window & door manufacturer and NSBRC exhibitor, Bison Frames, are delighted to announce they have been shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Best Sliding Sash Window Company’ in the annual NFA awards for 2022.

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The nomination represents great recognition within the fenestration industry and should they go on to win it would further endorse the quality they are known for.

Winning the award would mean a lot to a niche fabricator like Bison and they hope all customers and friends across the industry will give their support.

To vote for Bison you can do so via the NFA website here.


Pura® NFC  - A complete cladding solution with an environmental conscience

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If sustainability is an important factor for your home renovation or self-build project, click to read this blog, as we share with you our environmental initiatives that we have in place to ensure that your complete cladding solution from Pura® NFC, is fully verified as carbon neutral.

For further information, please click here.


Breathe easy with MVHR from Green Building Store

Good air quality is essential to a healthy home.

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A well-designed Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system filters air by removing pollutants and provides your home with clean, fresh, air. Simultaneously, clever technology within the system recycles heat generated in your home helping to lower your energy costs. 

At GBS, our MVHR team provides a dedicated bespoke design service to ensure that you get the best MVHR system for your selfbuild or retrofit projects.

Watch our video, where we explain what MVHR brings to a home and how it works.


Structural Timber Association 

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Off-site manufactured structural timber systems can offer genuine cost, programme and performance assurances for self builders, especially when backed by STA Assure, the Structural Timber Association (STA) Membership and Quality Standards Scheme.

As the largest UK trade association within the structural timber sector, there are a host of reasons why construction professionals and self builders should choose one of its members.

STA Assure is designed to benefit both members and their clients by promoting the differing accreditations and quality standards held by individual STA member companies. This scheme offers reassurances to the construction community that its members meet or even exceed current legislation and regulatory requirements.

Find out more here.


Ask an Architect: Free in-person Sessions

Saturday 2nd July, Saturday 10th September & Saturday 29th October - (09:00 - 17:30)

  • Frustrated with the existing layout of your home? 
  • Need an extra bedroom but can’t afford to move?
  • Have some self-build ideas but need some advice on putting them into practice?

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is offering attendees a free personal consultation with an architect to discuss ideas for designing and building your own home or renovating or reconfiguring your existing home in a strictly no obligation 25 minute meeting.

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FREE - with limited places available. This will be held as an in-person event at the NSBRC.


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LED Lighting Upgrades at the NSBRC

We’ve been busy installing the final phase of LED hi-bay lights into the main arena at the NSBRC. Our 67,000ft2 building is lit by 138 hi-bay lights and, in phases, we’ve been practicing what we preach by converting to energy-efficient LEDs – with the final 60 lamps being installed this week.

July 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

Applications open! Help to Build: Equity Loan

‘Help to Build’ is a brand new government equity loan scheme, designed to help fund your custom or self build home and the big news is that applications will open for Help to Build: Equity Loan on Monday 27 June 2022.

The National Self Build & Renovation Show - Fri 23rd & Sat 24th September


The dream. Your design. Your build. Your home. Make your dream home a reality at The National Self Build & Renovation Show. With 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.

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