Exhibitor News

Exhibitor News & Case Studies

Our Exhibitor News page is the ideal place to learn all about the fantastic work our exhibitors have been doing in recent months. Look out for new product announcements, browse through self-build case studies or discover fantastic competitions that will be running at our Build It Live shows!

The exhibitors at Build It Live South East and Build It Live North West range from windows and doors suppliers to timber frame specialists, renewable energy providers and design & home build package companies. Whatever you need for your self-build or renovation project, you’re sure to find it at Build It Live. New product news from our Build It Live Bicester exhibitors will be coming soon!

CED Natural Stone






CED Stone Group are one of the UK’s leading supplier of hard landscaping products. We keep extensive stocks at our six nationwide depots, and we will arrange the manufacture of almost anything. With nearly 40 years experience, we can offer the largest range of high quality materials, advice and excellent service.

Products include a wide variety of paving materials, setts, walling, cobbles, pebbles and feature stones to name a few.

All of our products are sourced directly from competent and experienced producers from within the UK and a wide variety of countries around the world.

We have an efficient and knowledgeable team of friendly staff with many years of experience, who are available to assist with anything from design ideas to quantifying materials and making site visits when needed.

CPD workshops are available at all levels for students, garden designers, landscape architects and contractors. CPD presentations can take place at one of our nationwide depots or we can come to you.

We’re happy to introduce you to our new product: SlateWood Stone

Check out photos of SlateWood Stone: Gnarled, rustic and completely natural

Meet the experts from CED Natural Stone at Build It Live South East at stand C12.

Convert Energy

Convert Energy speciElise in bespoke renewable energy solutions, ranging from small PV systems, up to whole-home zero carbon energy solutions. We are an independent technical consultancy and low energy products provider who deliver full turnkey projects in the South East and design and supply nationwide.

Whether you are looking for early stage advice or full design for a new build or renovation. We work with you, your architect and contractor to achieve a system to suit your needs and budget.

Check out three new case studies:

Case Study 1 – Corby Phase 1

Case Study 2 – Hillside Farm Lenham

Case Study 3 –Oyster Reach

Case Study 4 – School Farm

Bring along your plans and speak to the experts about the best renewable energy solutions at stand G18 at Build It Live South East.

Electric Orange

At Electric Orange we have enjoyed working on some great projects this last year. From new builds to home renovations, small projects to large builds. From beautifully installed TVs to automated lighting and access control. We love the work we do, and enjoy providing the best service for our customers. We are delighted to have been recently awarded the Houzz Customer Service Award 2018, for the quality and consistency of our reviews on their site.

“Terrific team to deal with.”
“Highly recommended.”
“Fast and friendly service completed to a very high standard.”

(Reviews from Houzz reviews)

iCubed Home Cinema

Everyone loves going to the movies, seeing all the action on the big screen, iCubed Home Cinema will be on hand at Build It Live South East this February and can bring the home cinema experience to you. Any room, Living Room, Basement, Garage or Loft conversion can become you own personal home cinema. iCubed will design and create your dream system.

iCubed Home Cinema also recently won “HDL Best UK Residential Install 2017” for a lighting and automation project in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Many companies up and down the UK entered this award and HDL felt their system really hit the brief.

They are also expecting to receive an other award later this year.

Talk to them at Build It Live South East at Stand E8 to design your dream home cinema. 


Kloeber announce the launch of Retrofront and Überslide!

Find out more – Kloeber product news


Solar Plants

Solar Plants will be showcasing a new innovative flexible solar panel at Build It Live South East and Build It Live North West, as well as demonstrating how solar panels are installed on different types of roofs. Whether you’re going for a zinc standing traditional tiles, visit their stand to see their demonstration roof to find out exactly how solar would be fitted.

Many people now decide to have in-roof panels, seam roof, or more  rather than on-roof panels for their seamless finish. Mr Slater talks about incorporating solar panels to his own self build: YouTube Video

“Our decision was to make the house as energy efficient and as warm and cosy as possible. We designed solar panels into the house – we have a heat recovery system and that’s our only form of heating other than the log burner, the solar panels were an integral part of the design which would power the heat recovery system through the day to keep the costs down to a minimum. We came across Solar Plants at a show and the energy adviser was very informative and not at all pushy. During the first 4 months that we’ve had the panels the energy consumption (on a fairly crude measurement) dropped by around 80%.- As a self builder we would certainly engage with Solar Plants again, should we self build again and we would engage at an early stage. Out of the whole build of the house, they were one of probably only 2 that delivered what they said they were going to deliver”.

Solar Plants only use in-house installers comprised of qualified roofers and electricians to ensure a best-in-class finish.  As a result they are currently rated number one solar PV installer on leading independent review website Trustpilot, and are a Which? Trusted Trader! Many self-build projects now install renewable technology as a way of future-proofing their new home against spiralling energy costs. Solar Plants invites you to chat to our dedicated self build team, who have years of experience in liaising with contractors to ensure a seamless and hassle free installation.

Bring along your plans and discuss your energy requirements with Solar Plant’s self-build team on stand E24 at Build It Live South East & D35 at Build It Live North West!

Scandia Hus

Even on a windy winter’s day it is easy to imagine how incredible this home will be when finished. Driving down a country lane towards a small West Sussex village, the site can be seen set back from the road with a backdrop of the rolling South Down hills. Birds are happily singing away whilst the timber frame is going up, the plot swiftly becoming recognisable as a home.

The clients are currently living in two mobile homes on site, enabling them to keep abreast of progress and easily organize meetings with those working on the build. Last week the Scandia site agent in charge of managing the project, ran through the exterior finish of the property with the clients; the couple have chosen a local sandstone quarried less than 5 miles away that is typical of the area. Fittleworth stone is a beautiful soft yellow colour that is used on many properties in rural West Sussex. Sahtas brick lintels will arch over the windows similar to the local village pub, the look will be interesting and in-keeping.

Sahtas Roof tiles have also been selected and the traditional timber casement windows have been measured up ready to order. Guttering is next on the list to be decided and the internal pocket doors will need to be confirmed soon as the interior walls are scheduled to go up shortly.

Look out for the next build update on our blog – https://www.scandia-hus.co.uk/category/self-build-home-diary

The Blind Shop

The Blind Shop – Build It Live – Blinds Article

The Blind Shop – Build It Live 2018 – Show Offer

The Blind Shop – Showcasing Bespoke Blinds


Introducing STAIRLUX by Westline – Find out more

With over 30 years professional experience, Westline are a family run company who designs, manufactures and fits custom-made luxury stairs and beautiful balconies along with balustrades.

Westline know that a unique, made-to-order, staircase can become the ultimate focal design feature in an attractive home and have introduced the perfect product, StairLux, the next step in staircase design. A high-end, customisable product, StairLux allows customers to become their own designer and create the staircase of their dreams.

Experts in their field, Westline works closely with customers, from conception to completion. Using quality materials, customers can choose from steel, oak, stainless steel and glass, to customise staircase treads, frames, balustrades/balconies and associated products.

Westline customer, Judith Donkin, from Rowlands Gill, purchased a StairLux staircase in June 2017. Speaking of her experience, Judith said: “Our previous staircase was made out of mahogany wood and it got to the stage where it was looking old and outdated, so we wanted to modernise it.


Known as Premier Blinds & Awnings since 1995, this second-generation family business is relaunching itself at Build It Live Kent in February.

After deciding that it was time for a change to reflect their expertise in making homes smarter with motorised shading, they will now be known as WiSER.

Definition of WiSER: Having or showing experience, knowledge and good judgement in a specified subject

The team at WiSER have decades of experience of installing bespoke shades to windows, doors and roof glazing. Most of the blinds and curtain tracks are motorised for convenience. But with the increase in devices in homes from Google, Amazon, Apple, Hive and Nest, the discerning customer wants to use technology to improve their lives.

At the basic level motorisation can automate repetitive tasks like a Smart Home Butler. No human intervention is required for blinds and curtains to open and close daily on autopilot.

The next level integrates with Amazon Alexa making it simple and quick to control shades just using voice. When working with sensors, the shading becomes truly smart by reacting to changes in the environment such as light, temperature, and movement. In conjunction with cameras and lights your home can be more comfortable and safe.