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NSBRC Easter Opening Hours

The NSBRC is open for visits on Good Friday 15th April & Saturday 16th April. Why not book a visit and chat to our friendly helpdesk experts? Our team of independent experts are on hand to offer FREE advice and support on every aspect of your project.

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On Good Friday 16th April & Saturday 17th April, we will have our NSBRC Helpdesk Expert, Neil Davey, an Architectural Designer, on hand to chat to as you browse our educational exhibits at the Centre.

Neil has an engineering background with several years’ experience in Construction, including design, manufacture, project management and installation of Architectural metal work. In later years he had 17 years’ experience running his own Architectural design business designing extensions and new build houses and as a self-builder he has also designed and built three houses for his own use. Although Neil is officially retired, after 14 years of working on the NSBRC Help Desk, he is currently still offering his advice on a part time basis – and can often be found representing the NSBRC at external events, accompanied by his wife, Sue.

*Our Helpdesk is staffed from Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am - 17:00pm.

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April 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

The NSBRC are Recruiting! Help Desk Expert

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) is a unique visitor centre, supporting people who are designing and building their own homes, or improving/extending existing properties. We are also a conferencing and meeting space venue and we run a range of educational courses, workshops and large-scale events. We aim to provide an outstanding customer experience, bringing businesses and individuals together in a friendly and professional environment. We are expecting real growth in our sector in the coming months and years and we have an exciting opportunity available to join our team.

NSBRC 15 Year Celebratory Dinner

On Friday 1st April we hosted a special dinner to celebrate 15 years of the NSBRC. Since opening our doors in 2007 we have welcomed over a quarter of a million visitors and we used the evening to thank and acknowledge some of the people who have helped us on our journey.

Before you Build your Home…Build your Knowledge with the NSBRC!


If you are contemplating building your dream home, or planning to improve your existing home, why not attend one of our NSBRC Training Courses first to build your knowledge and confidence?

Check out our range of in-person and virtual courses!