Build It Live in Bicester

Build It Live in Bicester

If you’re planning a self-build, renovating a property or looking to add light, space or value to your current home, then a trip to Build It Live Bicester will be an essential part of your preparation. Brought to you by Build It Magazine, the UK’s longest running, most focused self-build title, Build It Live brings the magazine’s indispensable monthly custom home building, DIY and renovation advice to life.

Build It Live Bicester will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018 at Bicester Heritage Event Centre, providing a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance all under one roof. Book your tickets to the 2018 Bicester show here: (*Tickets coming on sale later in the new year).

Build It Live Bicester is packed full of practical information and tips that will educate and inspire you. Here is a taster of what you can expect from the show:

100’s of Exhibitors

Meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers, see thousands of products on display and specify the right items for your project.

Free Workshops and Seminars

Build It Live features dozens of daily FREE demonstrations, seminars and workshops. From eco-friendly construction techniques, to securing a plot for your build, our interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction.

Ask Our Experts

Meet Build It’s team of industry experts, with decades of knowledge and experience under their belts. Ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success. Make sure you book a session early in the day, for a FREE face-to-face consultations with some of the most experienced names in the self-build and renovation industry.

The Naked House

See a cut-away show home at ‘1st-fix’ – a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork to underfloor heating. Click here to see who is contributing to this year’s Naked House.

PlotSearch Zone

Visit the PlotSearch Zone for some expert one-to-one advice on finding the right plot for your build. Receive valuable tips for finding land, from the experts at PlotSearch, the UK’s largest and most accurate live online database of genuine self-build land, renovation & conversion opportunities. Learn more here.

Self-Builders’ Own Stories Live

Gain inspiration and confidence from Build It readers who have already realised their self-build dreams.  Hear their stories, ask them questions and gain tips on how to avoid common pitfalls. Head to the live theatre and get more details here.

Estimating Service

Book an appointment with an estimator to start to better understand how much it will cost to build the home of your dreams

Tool Zone

Fancy doing some of the work yourself? Identify the right tools for your project. Power & hand tools from major brands at great show prices! Find our more here.

Graven Hill Zone

Build It Live Bicester takes place in association with Graven Hill – the UK’s first large-scale self-build project with over 1000 self build plots. At Bicester, you’ll be able to visit the Graven Hill Zone for information on their scheme – or to reserve a plot! Head to the Seminar & the Workshop Theatres to hear live talks dedicated to explaining the exciting options of self and custom-building on Graven Hill and take part in Q&A’s about this important self build project, with the experts behind the scheme. Book free one-to-one appointments with the team, to ask the questions that are important to you.

NSBRC Pavilion

Meet experts from the National Self-Build & Renovation Centre and their partners who can offer general impartial advice on your self-build & renovation as well as talk you through their extensive educational courses.

Find A Builder

The Federation of Master Builders will be on hand to help you find a trusted builder in a bid to help you build the best you can! Talk to the experts from FMB, who will guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project. Access their database of trusted builders in your area. See more details here.

NEW! 3D Home Design Demos

Visit the Build It 3D Home Designer stand for a FREE 20 minute demonstration of how to visualise your home project in 3D. Sessions run on the hour between 11am and 4pm each day and there’s no need to book. Learn more here.

Self Build Academy

FREE taster sessions from the Self-Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self-builders. View the timetable here.

Eco Building Advice

Hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice on a range of issue including renewable energy and environmentally friendly building techniques.

Book your tickets now!

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