Find out what’s on at Build It Live – every Build It Live event is packed with exhibitors to meet, products to discover, seminars and workshops to hear and features to satisfy your information needs. Our shows include something for everyone, no matter how far along you are on your self build journey!
One of the most popular features at any Build It Live, The Naked House allows you to see a section of a new build as it comes together after ‘1st fix’– a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork and underfloor heating, to roof trusses and floor joists! Read more about the Naked House here.
Attend free inspiring and informative seminars & workshops, designed to give you the confidence to take control of your project! Industry experts and suppliers will talk you through everything from finding land and gaining planning permission, to financing your project. Read more about the our seminars and workshops.
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.
FREE taster sessions from the Self Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self builders. View more details here.
Gain tips on searching for plots, access PlotSeach, the UK’s premier live online database, and view a gallery of current available plots in the North West and South East.
At Build It Live North West you can watch eco-friendly building techniques from the Centre for Alternative Technology, an educational visitors centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. These taster sessions cover a range of issues, including renewable energy and environmentally friendly building techniques (also see our seminar program). At Build It Live South East you can hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice from our experts. Find out more.
Talk to the Federation of Master Builders who can 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.
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.
Fancy doing some of the work yourself? Identify the right tools for your project. Find power and hand tools from major brands, watch live demos, quiz the experts and source your tools at great show prices. Only available at Build It Live North West! Find out 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.
Build It Live Bicester runs in association with Graven Hill, the UK’s first large-scale self build project with outline planning for 1,900 new homes, along with a primary school, local pub and shops. Meet the team behind the project, ask them questions and find out how to secure a plot of your own on this impressive self build site. Only available at Build It Live Bicester!