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The National Self Build and Renovation Show

Your design. Your build. Your home.

Make your dream home a reality at The National Self Build & Renovation Show.

With an unrivalled line up of exhibitors and experts on hand to share their advice, this is an unmissable event for anyone thinking of self building or renovating their home.

Join us on Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon.

Fri & Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

We've put together a line up that's both informative and inspiring. Across both days you'll have access to a range of seminars, Q&A sessions, live demos and free one-to-one consultations with our experts, and of course, over 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest building products and services.

It begins with an idea and ends with your dream home. 

Produced by the National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC), the UK’s award winning Self Build and Home Improvements Visitor Centre, the May Show offers two full days of master-classes, case studies, seminars and an unrivalled line up of experts on hand to share their advice. It is a brilliant event if you are thinking about finding a plot and building a brand new home, renovating a tired property or even extending your current home.

The Show has a timetable packed full of informative and impartial talks, to help inspire your homebuilding plans. Alongside 200+ exhibitors within the NSBRC’s ‘Trade Village’, the ‘Professional Services Hub’ is the place to go for independent, expert advice from a range of specialists. You'll find a number of Architects and Designers, as well as experts on Planning, Project Management, Site Safety, Landscaping and more.

In the Build It Theatre, you will hear key topics being discussed including; finding land, budgeting, planning and the new government backed ‘Help to Build’ scheme.

This ‘must-attend’ event is the perfect opportunity for you to be inspired, gather information and talk to genuine experts who will be delighted to help answer your questions and offer advice. If you are considering (or just starting) a new build, renovating a tired property or simply looking to create new space then we will have talks, tours and advice tailored to you.

One highlight of the show will be the new ‘cost of living surgery’ exploring how we can we mitigate against rising energy costs, and other increasing costs, in our homes. A range of experts explore the technologies and methods available to us, including; improving insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels, electric vehicles and more.

Explore our Show Highlights:

  • Huge range of independent experts one-to-one expert consultations
  • Live ‘Question Time’ style panel debates
  • Guided tours of the NSBRC’s fantastic life-size educational exhibits
  • Free NSBRC Course Taster Sessions
  • Coffee shop
  • FREE onsite parking

Our top 3 tips for making the most of your visit to the National Self Build & Renovation Show:

  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 show starts at 10am each day 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.

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

"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."

Visitor - May Show 2022

"Absolutely loved this show, learned a great deal and made some really useful contacts. Amazed at how many new products are out there."

Visitor - May Show 2022

"Never seen anything like it - a total one stop shop for all your building and renovation projects."

Visitor - May Show 2022

"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."

Visitor - January Show 2022

"Absolutely amazing, very friendly staff and very informative. Delightful to speak with humans who share a passion to provide quality service whilst we embark on our passion to build our dream home, thank you 😊"

Visitor - January Show 2022

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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