What’s on at Build It Live?

What’s on at Build It Live?

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!

Ask Our Experts

Build It magazine is written by a wealth of industry experts, with decades of knowledge and experience under their belts. At Build It Live you can meet those experts, ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success. From eco-home building to design and planning specialist’s, we have an expert for you. The Ask Our Experts zone is extremely poplar, so 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.

Meet 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. From bricks to staircases, underfloor heating to rainwater goods and oak frame companies to roof tiles, we’ve got everything covered at Build It Live. You can check out who’s at the show – and which stand they’re on – by following this link.

The Naked House

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.

FREE Daily Seminars and Workshops

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.

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.

Graven Hill Zone – Bicester

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 in one-to-one appointments, hear them speak in tailored workshop sessions and find out how to secure a plot of your own on this impressive self-build site. Only available at Build It Live Bicester!

PlotSearch Zone

Make sure you 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 Build Academy

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

Eco Building Advice

At Build It Live Bicester you can hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice from our experts. Find out more.

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

The Tool Zone is the perfect place to find the right professional tools for your self-build, renovation or DIY project. If you want to make your budget go as far as possible then doing some of the work yourself makes sense.  Visit the Tool Zone and speak to experts from the biggest brands in the UK and identify the right tools for your project, and at great show prices! Find our more here.

Find A Builder

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.

NSBRC Pavilion

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

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.