nSBRC - Self Build and Renovation

NSBRC Re-opening from 17th June

We are delighted to confirm that we are re-opening our doors!

We had welcomed almost 5,000 visitors in 2020, before closing since late March, following government instructions to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Our doors will re-open to visitors from Wednesday 17th June.  Special measures have been put in place to ensure the UK’s only permanent home building visitor centre is ‘Covid-19 Secure’, including implementing social distancing, additional cleaning routines and temporarily closing our coffee shop to ensure visitors enjoy a safe visit.

To view our Covid-19 visitor guidelines please click here

Our team of employee-owners certainly can’t be accused of sitting back during lockdown.  The NSBRC has offered a plethora of online content during April and May including educational courses, live workshops, surgeries and guided tours.

NSBRC Managing Director, Harvey Fremlin, says: ‘People have typically had more time on their hands during the lockdown period.  We have used this time to engage with almost eleven hundred people, who have enjoyed researching and progressing their home building or renovation plans while at home.  Now restrictions are easing, we are excited about welcoming visitors back to the NSBRC.  People have been telling us that, whilst they’ve enjoyed our online content, they have missed not being able to see and try out products and technologies first hand.

‘We are very aware that this has been a difficult time, for many people.  We respect the personal sacrifices everyone has been making to fight off this horrible virus, and have worked hard to make sure our visitors, as well as the centre’s team and our exhibitors, are safe and protected during their time in the NSBRC.  We are asking anyone who has travelled abroad in the last 14 days, or are displaying any of the coronavirus symptoms, to delay their visits – and importantly anyone wanting to visit us must book in advance via our website so we can monitor our numbers’.

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre will be open Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 17:30 and will remain open, four days a week, until our summer event, The National Self Build & renovation Show, which takes place over the weekend of 25th & 26th July.

All visits must be booked in advance via the website or by calling the team on 0345 2234455.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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