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June 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.

Read on for this month's news and highlights from the Trade Village...


Velux: Visit our new stand for expert advice and innovative solutions

Visit our new stand! Whether you're just beginning your self-build journey or nearing completion, our expert advisors offer tailored advice. Explore our range of sloped, flat and heritage roof windows, including a full range of external and internal blinds and accessories. During summer months, discover how our anti-heat products and blinds regulate temperature and create comfort in your home.

With VELUX authentic blinds and shutters, it just clicks.

Experience the transformative effect of daylight and see how VELUX enhances your space. Visit us at VELUX today.

You can find VELUX at Stand 62 & in The Roof Zone at the Centre.


Pietra: Flooring Case Study

Discover how Pietra Wood & Stone transformed a dated 1960s bungalow into a stunning, modern family home with our expert flooring solutions.

From seamless Engineered Oak floors to practical porcelain tiles, see the incredible before-and-after photos and learn how we brought Mr. and Mrs. C's vision to life.

Click the link to read the full case study and get inspired for your next renovation project!

You can find Pietra Wood & Stone at Finishes Zone.


English Brothers: Timber frame company branches out into the South West!

English Brothers Limited, the most established timber frame manufacturer in the UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Self-Build Consultant for the South West.

Sean Adams has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the self-build sector, and is looking forward to helping our clients through their self-build journey – from architectural design and planning to full project delivery.

Get in touch by emailing, or visit our website.

You can find English Brothers at 61 & Professional Services Hub.


Earth Save Products: our very own solution to the summer heat! The Relair - 3in1 air conditioning unit!

With no need for an external unit, the Relair uses heat pump technology to allow accessibility for air conditioning in your home! With swift, easy and cost-effective installation. The Relair air conditioning unit is perfect for flats, bedrooms, and large living areas.

With multiple ways to control the unit: from the sleek panel, simple to use remote or the specifically designed app. The Relair makes controlling the temperature quick and convenient.

For more information on how you can have a Relair air conditioning unit, feel free to get in contact.

You can find Earth Save Products at Stands 42 & 212 in the Trade Village.


The Structural Timber Association

Speed of construction – factory prefabrication enables a rapid build process

Cost and programme certainty – offsite construction makes programming and costing more predictable.

Quality assurance – stringent factory quality control delivers a high-performance building envelope.

Energy efficiency – high-performance, airtight structures vastly reduce energy consumption for the life of the building.

Design flexibility – wide range of innovative products and cladding solutions, structural timber systems can meet the aspirations of homeowners and designers.

Sustainability – STA members only use timber from PEFC or FSC- certified sources, ensuring responsible management of the world’s forests.

Check out our video to learn more.

You can find the Structural Timber Association in the Professional Services Hub.


The Residence Collection: Summer Prep - 4 DIY tips to maximise your windows this season

With the long awaited summer set to start, many Brits are keen to make the most of the brightening forecast and longer, sunnier days to come.

Experts from premium window and door designer, The Residence Collection, have revealed four window hacks to make the most of the welcome longer days while keeping cool among the summer heat.

Swap out heavy curtains

Consider window film

Add windowsill greenery – inside and out

Consider adding reflective surfaces

Windows are an incredibly versatile part of the home with the ability to affect temperature and natural light if utilised correctly. With the right additions, people can have an enjoyable summer inside and outside.

You can find The Residence Collection at Stands 206 & 207 in the Trade Village.


Rockwool: New Product Launch

ROCKWOOL has launched a new 150mm thickness of Thermal Insulation Cavity Slab 32 to help meet the UK's now more stringent thermal regulations. Developed using patented NyRock® technology, Cavity Slab 32 has a 0.032 W/mK lambda rating, making it the most thermally efficient stone wool insulation currently available in the UK and Ireland. 

Cavity Slab 32 also helps achieve 'continuity of insulation', as recommended in Approved Document L 2021 as it can be friction-fitted without precise cutting. It’s also water-repellent and has a Euroclass A1 non-combustible reaction to fire classification.

You can find Rockwool at Stand 176 in the Trade Village.


Seeking a View: Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

CIAT is looking to further enhance its connection with the built environment sector, sister institutes, industry leaders and members of the general public. So, whether you're a member of the public, a seasoned professional working in the sector, someone just starting on your career journey, or a professional body, touching base with you is important to us and we would love to hear from you.

CIAT Engagement Survey Links:

You can find CIAT at Stands 184 & in the Professional Services Hub

Latest articles

Popular BBC News presenter helps our self build hub celebrate a decade of employee ownership

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC), has reached a notable milestone. In 2024 we are celebrating ten years of employee ownership, with our new company (The Homebuilding Centre Ltd) having been formed back in 2014 to operate the much-loved venue, which is dedicated to offering independent homebuilding advice & support.

NSBRC | Foothills under 14s football team trophies

The NSBRC backs local youth football team for success!

We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the U14s Foothills football team for the 2024/25 season. The team are part of the Wims11 Football Academy, based in Swindon.

NSBRC | The Festival of Sustainable Homes

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.