Build It Live Bicester

Build It Live Bicester, the UK’s most practical self build exhibition, will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October 2021 at Bicester Heritage Event Centre. The event will provide a whole weekend of inspiration, as well as expert guidance all under one roof.

Whether you’re undertaking a self-build, renovation or extension project, Build It Live Bicester is packed full of practical information and tips that will educate and inspire you. Here is a taster of what you can expect from the show.

What’s on at Build It Live Bicester:

100s of Exhibitors

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Meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers, see thousands of products on display and specify the right items for your project.

Free Workshops and Seminars

Seminars and Workshops at Build It Live Bicester

Build It Live features dozens of daily FREE demonstrations, seminars and workshops. From eco-friendly construction techniques, to securing a plot for your build, our interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction.

Ask Our Experts

Self Build Experts

Meet Build It’s team of industry experts, with decades of knowledge and experience under their belts. Ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success. 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.

The Naked House

Naked House

See a cut-away show home at ‘1st-fix’ – a fascinating insight into how things are installed, for instance, ICF blockwork or underfloor heating.

Land Zone

Land Zone

Make sure you visit Build It Live’s new Land Zone to discover the various routes to finding the right plot for your build. The Land Zone will offer valuable tips for finding land including a gallery of available plots as well as information about the latest custom build (serviced plots) projects across the UK. Find out more.

Self-Builders’ Own Stories Live

Real Self Builder Stories

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.

Heating Advice Clinic – NEW

Heating Advice Clinic

By popular demand, visit our brand new Heating Advice Clinic, to help you decide on the best heat source for your home!

Build Cost Clinic

Build Cost Clinic

Book an appointment and discuss your project with an expert estimator, to start to better understand how much it will cost to build the home of your dreams. Find out more here.

Graven Hill Zone

Graven Hill Zone

Build It Live Bicester takes place in association with Graven Hill – the UK’s first large-scale self-build project with over 1000 self build plots. At Bicester, you’ll be able to visit the Graven Hill Zone for information on their scheme – or to reserve a plot! Head to the Seminar & the Workshop Theatres to hear live talks dedicated to explaining the exciting options of self and custom-building on Graven Hill and take part in Q&A’s about this important self build project, with the experts behind the scheme. Book free one-to-one appointments with the team, to ask the questions that are important to you.

Find A Builder Clinic

Find A Builder Clinic

Let the experts guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project (and avoid the cowboys!)  So you can get top tips on the do’s and don’ts of hiring tradesmen.  Running in association with the Accreditus Register. To find out more about the Find a Builder Clinic, click here.

Brick Making Demo

Brick Making Demo

Back by popular demand, Northcot Brick will be demonstrating their expertise in Brick making. Come along to this hands on demo so you can make your own brick at the show!

Self Build Academy

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

Eco Friendly Building Advice

Hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice on a range of issue including renewable energy as well as learning about environmentally friendly building techniques. Learn more here.

Striking Glazing Options

Striking Glazing Options

The show offers a wide variety of glazing manufacturers demonstrating a huge range including bifold and sliding doors, French doors, windows, contemporary & traditional front doors, plus rooflights. From kitchen extension to a whole new build, meet over 20 specialist suppliers all under one roof to create a wonderfully bright and airy home!


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