Why visit?

Make your dream home happen

Want to create a truly individual home, or add light, space or value to your current property? Then look no further than Build It magazine’s dedicated exhibitions for self builders and home renovators – Build It Live South EastBuild It Live North West and Build It Live Bicester!

If you’re planning a self build or renovating a property, then a trip to one of our Build It Live 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.

Our three annual shows provide a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance all under one roof. Research is key to a successful project, and at Build It Live you can find all the following, plus much more!

Watch our video below to see what our previous visitors really thought of the 2016 Build It Live shows:

New to Build It Live in 2017

We listen to the needs of our readers and visitors and so our future shows will be even more focused to your information needs.  From the ‘Naked House’ to help on finding land and learning how to save money, our exciting show features will help you find the inspiration and information you need for your project. Our usual features remain, but new in 2017 are:


Immerse yourself in a fully working Smart Home environment. Visit this special automation lounge, run by Infinity and experience an interactive Smart Home installation. See the benefits of an automated home – from zoned heating & lighting, automated shading, appliance control, access & security plus home cinemas. Experts will be on hand to offer guidance in a special Smart Homes Advice Clinic. Find out more here.


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.


Whether you’re looking for the perfect kitchen, bathroom, designer radiator or interior addition, source some great finishing touches for your dream home in the Final Fix Gallery. Only available at Build It Live North West.

For more information on What’s On at Build It Live Bicester 2017, click here or email builditlive@castlemedia.co.uk.