nSBRC - Self Build and Renovation

Sneak peek


The Big Green Home Show returns to the National Self Build and Renovation Centre this week, for three days packed with live demos, free seminars and an unrivalled line up of experts ready to answer all of your questions, big or small.

Our live demo zones will be hosting a variety of exciting demonstrationsfrom some of our key exhibitorsof a wide range of building systems and solutions includingTimber Frame, Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF), Clay Fired Blocks, Oak Frame and Metal Roofing Systems.You can see these systems in action, and pick up tips of the trade from those who know best.

Take a guided tour of our renovation house, where one of our experts will walk you through the key stages of a renovation project and advise how you can improve the performance of an older property.  Whether you’re in the planning stages, or have already started your own project, our expert guides will be able to offer their professional advice from beginning to end.

6 seminars you shouldn’t miss:

  1. David Hilton:‘Heat and Energy: An Introduction’–Every day at 10:00am in the Sovereign Theatre.
  2. Potton:‘How to Find Land’ - Friday & Saturday at 10:00am in the Build It Theatre.
  3. Sue Dewhirst of Evolved Design:‘A Fabric First Approach’ - Saturday at 10:45am in the Sovereign Theatre.
  4. Real Life Case Study: Ray Vince - Everyday at 12:00pm and 3:00pm in the Build It Theatre.
  5. BuildStore: ‘Funding your Eco Self Build’ - Every day at 11:00am in the Build It Theatre.
  6. Real Life Case Study: Ben Adam-Smith ‘What it’s like to be a self builder’ 2:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am on Sunday.


There will also be the opportunity to quiz the experts at our Green Question Time panel, held at 1pm every day in the Sovereign Theatre. Here you’ll be able to get answers to all of your most pressing questions about green building from a wide range of experts in the industry.

With all of this under one roof, this is set to be one of our biggest and best shows to date and one you won’t want to miss, so make sure you book your free tickets now!

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