Build It Live provides a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance all under one roof to thousands of visitors. If you’re planning a self-build, renovating a property or looking to add light, space or value to your current home, then a trip to one of our three Build It Live events this year will be an essential part of your preparation. If you can’t make Build It Live in Bicester on the 8-9th June, then have no fear! Build it Live will return in 2020 for our South East and North West shows. 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.
Meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers, see thousands of products on display and specify the right items for your project.
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.
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.
See a cut-away show home at ‘1st-fix’ – a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork to underfloor heating. Click here to see who is contributing to this year’s Naked House.
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 plus information about the latest custom build (serviced plots) projects across the UK.
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.
By popular demand, visit our brand new Heating Advice Clinic, to help you decide on the best heat source for your home!
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.
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.
Let the experts guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project (and avoid the cowboys!) Top tips on the do’s and don’ts of hiring tradesmen. Running in association with the Accreditus Register. Find out more about the Find a Builder Clinic 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.
Back by popular demand, Northcot Brick will be demonstrating their expertise in Brick making. Come along to this hands on demo and make your own brick at the show!
FREE taster sessions from the Self-Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self-builders. View the timetable here.
Hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice on a range of issue including renewable energy and environmentally friendly building techniques. Learn more here.
The show offers a wide variety of glazing manufacturers demonstrating a huge range of bifold and sliding doors, French doors, windows, contemporary & traditional front doors, and 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!
Book your tickets now!