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!

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

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!

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

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.

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.

NEW! Infinity Smart Homes Zone

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.

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.