Over 200 Exhibitors on display in Trade Village
Visit over 200 manufacturers and suppliers in our Trade Village, where the latest innovative products and technologies are displayed. Simply scan the companies you want to hear from during your visit to find out how they can help you with your project.
Technical Expert at our Helpdesk*
Our team of independent experts are on hand to offer FREE advice and support on every aspect of your project. Share their experiences and enthusiasm on every aspect of building; from water usage and heating systems to insulation, building methods and the latest legislation. Get all the answers to your trickiest questions, talk through your ideas and get expert opinions on your plans! Speak to our Experts and realise the key to creating your dream home!
*Our Helpdesk is staffed from Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am - 17:00pm.
We have recorded brand new audio tours so that you can enjoy a personal tour of our educational zones using your own smartphone or device. The tours cover both our New Build Zone and the Renovation House and each tour lasts approx. 45 minutes.
Helpful tip: Please remember to bring your own headphones!
New Build Tour:
Renovation House Tour:
For most people getting their finances in order is an important starting point for their project. Here at the NSBRC, founding partner, BuildStore have the mortgage for you! Whether you are building your own house, renovating or simply looking for a better rate on your existing house while you plan your project, we’re here to help.
PlotSearch, the UK’s premier land and property resource are on hand to help you find your ideal plot, renovation or location.
New Build Educational Journey
See our six life-sized exhibits that cover all the major stages of a building project. Learn everything you need to know about building your own property including: Groundworks, Foundations & Floors, Walls & Structures, External Options, Roofing and much much more...
The Renovation House is typical of a property built in the inter-war years and has clearly had very little maintenance carried out. If you are contemplating buying a dilapidated property, then our renovation tour will provide you with all the considerations you must take on board. Our audio tour will take you through the key stages of a renovation project, taking you from dilapidation to completion.
Ruskin Show House by Potton
Potton’s full size ‘Ruskin’ house is an inspiration for all self builders. The exhibition space inside this property will explain how Potton can help you achieve your dream home, from finding land to design, planning and finishing your build. The Ruskin will inform and inspire in equal measures.
We have an on-site Coffee shop serving hot and cold drinks and limited snacks.
The Coffee House is open from 10:00am – 15:00pm Tuesday to Sunday. Both card and cash are accepted.
School and University Visits
We welcome all Higher Education Establishments and Groups to use the Centre, by prior agreement, as the life-sized exhibits and cutaways have proven an extremely useful and informative tool to enhance classroom learning.We can offer guided tours of the Self Build Educational Journey or Renovation House for a small fee £5 + VAT per student.
Minimum student/teacher ratios do apply and are set by age group.
For more information or to make a booking please contact our Conference Team on 01793 847400 (Option 4) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As you go through your self build or renovation project, you may have questions or issues that need to be resolved. Magazines and books can be overwhelming or you simply may not have the time to go searching for the answers you need.
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre has solved this problem! Whether you are investigating a new building material, checking a quote sounds reasonable or simply want a friendly ear to listen to your problem, our experts can help.
Come along to the National Self Build & Renovation Centre and one of our Technical Experts will be happy to assist you with your questions and queries, available Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 5.00pm and best of all, it's FREE!