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October 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

Scandia Hus: Case Study - Contemporary Vision


When Tina and Neil found a plot in West Sussex, they knew it was right for their self build project – rural, but not isolated, and within commutable distance to London.

The couple contacted Scandia-Hus and worked with their in-house architectural team to develop plans for a contemporary home.

The finished four-bedroom property is 2,000 square foot arranged over two floors. The exterior is an interesting mix of materials, including timber cladding and black render, giving a unique and contemporary look.

You can read the full case study by clicking here.

Costal Group: Details Matter On Heritage Style Doors & Windows

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Recent years have seen a huge rise in the popularity of heritage Crittall® style, industrial-look doors and windows fit. The design incorporates a steel-look grid design with slim profiles and has been used to compliment Victorian, Scandinavian, and Contemporary properties.

Whether it's delivering elegance on external Bifold or French doors, or creating space and light internally with dividers or screens – the heritage style has been used effectively to transform the look and feel of a property.

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Manufacturers of high-quality door and window hardware, Coastal Group believe that an often-overlooked element – the hardware - can make all the difference in bringing your heritage project to life.

Click here to read more.

Core Gravel: How to Install CORE DRIVE Gravel Honeycomb Driveway Grid


CORE DRIVE gravel stabiliser grid is the core of hassle-free gravel paving for all types of vehicle or pedestrian traffic with no compromise in strength and durability.
Part of a natural porous paving system, just add gravel to the panels of hexagon cells and you have an eco-friendly surface that costs less than asphalt, concrete, or block pavers.


CORE DRIVE solves the problems of aggregates without gravel stabilisation sinking, migrating, and forming ruts.

Watch the video here.

Four Walls: New NSBRC Exhibitor

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We're excited to be working in partnership with NSBRC and now have a promotional board in the Professional Services Hub.

Four Walls are a construction project management company specialising in residential projects and are here to help you.

Are you needing that little bit of extra support and guidance?
Need a sounding board or help to guide you through your project?
Or we can remove the stress for you and oversee your whole project?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your project please contact us to book a discovery meeting by clicking here.

Frame Technologies: Future-proof your home with timber frame

Rising living costs and the UK’s strive towards net zero mean self-builders have realised that rather than just building their current dream home, it’s important to build for the future too. That’s why more self-builders are choosing timber frame.


Timber is the UK’s fastest growing construction method and the most sustainable building material, offering incredible energy efficiency. Building with timber not only decreases the new home’s overall carbon footprint, but it can reduce the building’s overall lifetime energy costs by 40%. Award-winning timber frame supplier, Frame Technologies, works with trusted partners to create bespoke structural timber systems. Find out more by clicking here.

Structural Timber Association: Why you should consider structural timber for your self build project


There are many reasons why you should consider structural timber for your self-build project including speed of construction, energy efficiency, design flexibility and cost and program certainty.

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Another important factor is to ensure you use a Structural Timber Association member to deliver your project. All our members are independently audited to gain accreditation to our STA Assure Quality Assurance scheme which gives you the confidence that they meet or even exceed current standards and regulatory requirements.

To find out more about building with structural timber, STA Assure and why you should choose an STA member please click here.


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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...


The National Self Build & Renovation Show - Friday 11th & Saturday 12th October

Create your perfect home at The National Self Build & Renovation Show! Join us for two 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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