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September Trade Village Newsletter

Our Trade Village is home to over 250 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...

Partel: Designing the “Perfect Wall”

The new episode of Partel’s Tech Knowledge Series brings technical insights on key layers for achieving a durable wall assembly.

Construction evolved, and energy-efficient buildings now require proper sequencing to control the inside from the outside. Hugh Whiriskey, Technical Director of Partel, approaches the critical roles and properties of the four essential control layers: rain, air, vapor, and thermal layer.

This video demonstrates how EXOPERM MONO DURO and VARA PLUS systems can improve the air and wind tightness, durability, comfort, and thermal performance in any type of building.

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Bob Nicholls: Chartered Architectural Technologist

Bob has been designing and detailing buildings for nearly four decades and has self- built and developed for profit.

From September, Bob is offering one to one consultations at the NSBRC or via Zoom to cover all aspects of the self-build process, whether it be new build or extensive remodelling. There is no time constraint and no cost to these consultations.

If you think this might help you Bob can be contacted on:
01793 770329.

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Scandia Hus: Sussex-Style Scandia

Scandia-Hus worked alongside self-build customers, to negotiate the hurdles and achieve planning permission for this traditional style new home. The exterior reflects the local vernacular architecture, with hung clay tiles cladding the first floor and brick encompassing the ground floor, whilst inside there is a contemporary open plan space.
A key benefit of a timber frame home is the speed of construction. The shell, having been precision-made in the factory, was erected quickly and made watertight within a matter of weeks.

Book your place at the Self Build seminar with Allan Corfield Architects!

This seminar - hosted by ACA and delivered by top industry experts - will prepare you for your Self Build journey. 

The one-day seminar is offered on two dates (Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October) at the NSBRC.

Course registration (£80 per person) 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!

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Jigsaw Infrared: Better Heating for a Better World

Jigsaw are a family business committed to connecting all of us to something better. British made, our stylish radiant heating systems are an easy to install, a total solution, leaving you in total control.
Warming you just like the sun, they are specifically designed for lower energy usage to reduce carbon emissions. In conjunction with our hot water, solar and battery storage they are a better way for us all to help our planet. With a 10-year warranty better is more than something we say, it’s something we guarantee.

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NARM: Check for the tick symbol!

For the safety in your home, NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, advises that inner panes on all glass rooflights must be laminated glass.

Always check this with your supplier, as NARM has been made aware that some rooflights are being supplied with toughened glass inner panes: a potential danger.

The term ‘toughened’ implies a degree of safety which in the case of rooflights, is misleading – as toughened glass can shatter, putting those beneath a rooflight at risk.

Read the Full Trade Village Newsletter here

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October 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...

BREAKING! Team NSBRC win national business award for resilience

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre has won a national business award, recognising our achievements during the covid-19 pandemic.

January National Self Build & Renovation Show


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