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The National Self Build & Renovation Show Review - May 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Spring / Summer edition of our National Self Build & Renovation Show. We hope you enjoyed your time with us? Across the two days we welcomed 564 parties (969 adults) through the Centre doors – which saw our numbers up by 9% from last year’s May Show.

For this event, we launched a brand new ‘VIP Ticket’ option, an exclusive offer that allowed visitors to make the most of their time at the Show. The key benefits included guaranteed parking in our front car park, an exclusive Q&A session with one of our experts, the chance to pre-book up to five 1:2:1 appointments with a range of Architects, Designers & Planners, access to a private ‘VIP Lounge’, with free tea and coffee – and a buffet lunch too!

We are pleased to say we sold out both days – and have received favourable feedback from those visitors, along with some suggestions to improve the experience further for future events.

Other event highlights included our Sustainability Theatre, covering the latest eco technologies such, as well as our ‘NSBRC Surgeries: Live!’ feature – followed by a hosted Q&A session. We also ran our always-popular guided tours of our educational zones – the ‘New Build Journey’ and ‘Renovation House’.

If you missed out on this event, don’t worry, as there is plenty going on at the NSBRC over the summer months:

Read on below to find out what our visitors had to say about our May Show:

Fantastic event. We’ve been thinking about self build but found it a bit daunting. The resources available here really helped us. The friendly and helpful NSBRC staff guided us from the start. Lots of displays and SMEs from those companies - again very friendly and genuine - not trying to push their products but offering great advice, taking into account your situation/needs.

Highly recommended - especially the shows. Very pleased we got the VIP tickets - Q&A sessions were worth it alone.

Peter, May Show Visitor 2023 - ★★★★★

Great show, great day and superb staff

Martyn, May Show Visitor 2023 - ★★★★★

Great show at the NSBRC on 12th May. Very wide range of current design and building information. Centre staff / partners extremely friendly and helpful as always.

GB, May Show Visitor 2023 - ★★★★★

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