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The Festival Of Sustainable Homes

Your design. Your build. Your home.

Brand-New Event for 2024.

The Festival of Sustainable Homes

Join us Friday 17th & Saturday 18th May at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon.

Friday & Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sponsored by Good Energy.

The ‘Festival of Sustainable Homes’ is a brand new event produced by the team at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre. This exciting, family-friendly show, will highlight how we can all live more sustainably in our homes and communities. Offering the latest advice on improving both the energy efficiency and comfort levels of properties – for both new builds & existing homes.

The two-day festival will avoid ‘greenwash’ and offer genuine inspiration for anyone interested in creating well-designed, healthy homes, through exhibits, seminars, live demonstrations and an unrivalled line up of experts on hand to share their knowledge. Our talks will be provide relevant, up-to-date, guidance for both newcomers to house-building and skilled housing professionals.

Explore our Show Highlights:

  • Free entry, free parking
  • Get the latest energy efficiency advice
  • Guided educational tours of the NSBRC’s fantastic life-size exhibits
  • Inspiring talks each day
  • Over 200 Exhibitors showcasing the latest products, technologies and services
  • 1:2:1 Expert Advice
  • Coffee Shop and sustainable food options
  • Discover our Nature Zone

The Nature Zone will shine a light on charities and non-profit organisations who aim to improve our natural environment through targeted campaigns, free advice and educational outreach.

The event sponsor is Good Energy. Good Energy is Britain’s greenest energy supplier. Based here in the South West, they started out by supplying 100% renewable electricity sourced from independent British generators. Today, they not only provide green tariffs, but install bespoke heat pump, solar and battery systems designed around your home.

From planning to budgeting, plot finding and building regulations to ecological surveys and water conservation, our free talks are a great way to pick up a wealth of valuable information.

Over 200 exhibitors will be showcasing their solutions and technologies with experienced representatives on hand to demonstrate, answer questions and offer their professional advice.

Our free guided tours of the NSBRC’s fantastic educational zones are the perfect way to help visualise how you will achieve your own perfect home, whether you are building on a fresh plot of land or improving or extending an existing property.

Our top 3 tips for making the most of your visit to the Festival of Sustainable Homes:

  1. Bring your plans, drawings and sketches it will help the experts and exhibitors give you the best advice.
  2. Arrive early! There is a packed programme of talks, demos, case studies and tours. The seminars begin at 10am on both days and you’ll want plenty of time to browse over 200 exhibitor displays.
  3. Don’t be shy to ask questions! Many experienced representatives will be on hand to answer your questions and offer support based on their experience.

Welcome to NSBRC

Here's what our visitors had to say about our recent shows:

"Exceptional. One year in to finding land as an aspiring self-builder, the quality of in-person and virtual training, and ready access to professionals at the centre is beyond brilliant. Harvey and his team and the expansive range of professionals he sources to provide advice have a warm, receptive, supportive and non-sales-pushy approach to engaging and guiding us with making big and often expensive decisions. Harvey's family-like, kind team and fully present leadership approach is reassuring and refreshing in this competitive property space. Well done Team NSBRC!"

"Fantastic to meet expert traders that are passionate and knowledgeable about their products and the environment and are willing to help fill in the gaps! We had a positive and helpful day out and came home inspired to crack on with more of out eco renovation."

"As complete novices and newbies this was a great introduction. It provided a starting point on things to consider should we chose to embark on a self build journey. We now know where our first port of call will be for guidance and advice. I’d recommend anyone thinking about dipping their toe to go here first."

"Great show. My partner and I attended today (Saturday) & enjoyed listening to several of the ‘build it theatre’ talks & spoke to several experts on their stands. We learnt so much and have come away even more excited at the prospect of self-build. The welcome staff and cafe staff were also really professional & friendly and the centre lovely and clean. Thank you so much - today has been so helpful!! :)"

"Easy to get to and plenty of parking. Well organised with lots of friendly and experienced industry experts to talk to. Useful displays, talks, buildings. Thoroughly recommend if you need advice about a self build or renovation project."

"For anyone embarking on a self-build journey, this must absolutely be the starting point. It has plenty of exhibits on the various technologies that underpin the process, along with numerous experts and service providers ready to engage. In my visits here over six years, I have found that the exhibits have been updated and all new and emerging technologies are showcased. This is also a point where you can get multiple contacts for planning, design and mortgage."

This show will be held as a live event at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon.

NSBRC - Lydiard Fields,
Great Western Way,
Swindon SN5 8UB | 0345 223 44 55


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