nSBRC - Self Build and Renovation

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Making the most of your visit...
The Centre contains a huge amount of information and one visit may not be enough! Here are some of the attractions we have on offer:

Over 250 Exhibitors on display in Trade Village
Visit over 250 manufacturers and suppliers in our Trade Village, where the latest innovative products and technologies are displayed.

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.

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.

Land Finding
PlotSearch, the UK’s premier land and property resource are on hand to help you find your ideal plot, renovation or location.

Financial Planning
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.

Coffee House
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. Card and Cash accepted.

Audio Tours
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.

Renovation House Tour
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.

New Build Tour
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...

Helpful tip: Please remember to bring your own headphones!

Dogs are not allowed into the Centre unless they are guide/sensory dogs.

Hotels Near By:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Swindon

Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UZ

01793 881777



Village Hotel Swindon

Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Whitehall Way, Swindon, SN5 7DW

01793 279470



Holiday Inn Express Swindon

Frankland Road Blagrove, Swindon, SN5 8UD

01793 818800



Premier Inn Swindon West

Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UY

0871 527 9068



Travelodge Swindon West

Barnfield Close, Swindon, SN2 2FZ

08719 846550



Come and Visit Us

The UK'S only permanent venue for independent Advice & Support.
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10am – 4:30pm

As an independent, employee-owned business, the NSBRC is a proud member of the following associations: