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November Trade Village Newsletter 2023

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...


RK Door Systems: A Traditional Twist!

RK Door Systems has been a national leader in manufacturing and installing bespoke entrance doors for over 10 years. We are passionate about discovering new design trends and ideas, which we implement into our doors. We have installed thousands of unique doors, and our latest model, RK1950, has become popular among traditional and modern homeowners alike. Our doors are entirely made of aluminium, and have PAS24:2022 & ‘Secure By Design’ accreditation, making them maintenance-free and highly secure.

This twist on traditional is proving popular because most traditional doors are made of timber and require regular maintenance. Additionally, they don't always offer great security or thermal performance. However, our latest model, with a u-value as low as 0.69wm2, is suitable for passive houses.

If you're interested in a bespoke entrance door, the RK1950 might be the perfect starting point. However, all our doors are completely bespoke, and we invite anyone interested to visit our showroom or contact our friendly designers.

Find RK Door Systems in the Trade Village at Stand 49

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Unlock more space with Catnic® Urban

From modern new builds to rustic farmhouse conversions, homeowners are increasingly choosing metal roofs due to their clean lines and sustainability credentials. Roofing contractors that are able to offer standing seam roofs are already reaping the rewards of this growing trend. However, if it’s an area you’ve yet to explore, Catnic® Urban may be just what you’re looking for.

Catnic® Urban is an easy to fit system that provides a modern alternative to traditional slate or tile installations. It also provides homeowners with the scope to offer a genuine, robust alternative to copper and zinc, without the price tag.

Find Catnic® Urban in the Trade Village at Stand 76, or in the Roof Zone


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Mayfair Worktops

At Mayfair Worktops we have over 25 years experience in the stone industry and are now one of the premier producers of granite worktops in the country. Specialising in granite worktops for Kitchens, Restaurants & Bars. We specialise in designing and manufacturing granite worktops to the highest standard of design in the finest quality granite. Our granite worktops are renowned for their superior finish which can only be achieved by our experienced masonry skills, and the latest precision machinery.

We import our granite direct from the quarry and hand select the finest quality materials available to ensure that we maintain our high quality standards whilst keeping our prices competitive.

Find Mayfair Worktops at Stand 78 in the Trade Village

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Combining Heritage Charm With Modern Performance: Roseview Windows

With over 40 years of knowledge, experience and innovation built into every sash window we make, discover why the Rose Collection from Roseview is the perfect choice when building or renovating your dream home.

All our timber-alternative sash windows balance traditional aesthetics and modern performance, while offering enhanced security, energy efficiency and noise reduction... On top of that, they require very little ongoing maintenance – just an occasional clean – and never need repainting. Every window crafted by us also has a choice of options to suit every taste, home and budget.

Find Roseview Windows at Stand 133 in the Trade Village


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The Structural Timber Association: Why use structural timber for your self build?

  • 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 enhances the manufacture of offsite buildings and delivers a high-performance building envelope.
  • Energy efficiency – high-performance, airtight structures vastly reduce energy consumption for the life of the building.
  • Design flexibility – with a wide range of innovative products and cladding solutions, structural timber systems can meet the aspirations of homeowners and designers.
  • Sustainability – all STA members are strongly encouraged to only use timber from PEFC or FSC- certified sources, ensuring responsible management of the world’s forests

Find the STA in the Professional Services Hub in the Piazza


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Appeal Home Shading: Thermal motorised blinds for a cost-effective & cosy home

For over 35 years Appeal have been experts in designing, manufacturing and installing powered and shaped blinds.

Particularly popular are our thermal Honeycomb energy-saver blinds, which have been proven to reduce heat loss by up to 46%* in the colder months. The double-layered fabric provides a barrier at the window, keeping heat in during the winter and, in the summer, limiting the need for fans or air conditioning.

In fact, these blinds have been proven to reduce heat gain by up to 78% in summer months, keeping your home cool and comfortable.

Download a free brochure to find out how you can reduce your energy-costs with bespoke smart blinds from Appeal.

*Research carried out on a single glazed window. www.appealshading.com


Find Appeal Home Shading at Stand 166 in the Trade Village

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Heat pumps work better with Showersave in new builds

As the use of heat pumps becomes more prevalent in new build homes, so too does the challenge of providing domestic hot water, efficiently and cost effectively.

A recent study by The Centre for Sustainable Technologies has revealed the undisputed benefits of installing Showersave Waste water heat recovery system, alongside heat pumps.

The study, which was reported on by Chris Martin from the Energy Monitoring Company, concluded that installing Showersave alongside a heat pump, will ensure higher efficiency and significantly reduced running costs.

NSBRC visitors can save £60 when purchasing the Showersave QB1-21 for a limited time. Simply enter code NSBRC60 at the checkout.

To find out more about Showersave, visit www.showersave.com or contact us on 028 9334 4488

Find Showersave at Stand 85 in the Trade Village

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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.

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...

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