The last 18 months have been a challenging time for many people looking to create an individual home. Self builders and renovators have had to make big purchasing decisions without the benefits of face-to-face advice, or the ability visit showrooms and physically test out products like sliding doors, eco products and smart home systems in person.
Well, that’s about to change: the UK’s most practical self build and renovation event is back! Build It Live gives you the chance to experience first-hand how products look, what they feel like to use and – crucially – speak to experts in their fields as you make your specification decisions.
So come join our expert team, plus hundreds of reputable suppliers, and start moving your project forward!
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Our Build It magazine experts will be on hand all weekend giving FREE, impartial guidance on any part of your self build, renovation or home extension – without the sales pitch!
Don’t miss your chance to tap into the knowledge and experience of our professional planners, architects, project managers, sustainability experts and more. Their independent advice could save you £1,000s on consultancy fees!
So, bring your plans, ideas and questions along and make sure you get to the show early to book your one-on-one appointment.
Build It Live Bicester takes place in association with Graven Hill. With hundreds of plots, this is the UK’s first large-scale self build scheme.
It’s also the location of Build It’s own real-life project. Head to the Graven Hill Zone to learn more, reserve your plot, attend live expert talks, and hear from self builders who’ve completed their homes.
Build It Live gives you the chance to experience first-hand how products look, what they feel like to use and – crucially – speak to experts in their fields as you make your specification decisions.
So come join our expert team, plus hundreds of reputable suppliers and start moving your project forward!
Our first-fix cutaway home is inspired by the choices we made for Build It’s Self Build Education House.
From ICF blockwork to roofing, floor joists, windows and more, the Naked House gives you an unrivalled insight into what it takes to build your own home.
Build It Live offers a range of free workshops and seminars, each presented by leading suppliers and specialists from the self build sector. Each session focuses on specific problems and choices that self builders and renovators face every day.
Our sessions aim to answer your burning questions and help you progress with your project. Topics include everything from the benefits of ICF, to how much your dream home will cost, and even real accounts from self builders that have already achieved their dream home.
As well as the opportunity to try out products and materials in person, Build It Live will bring you free expert-led demonstrations and dedicated clinics, designed to help you achieve project success. From the Basement Advice Clinic to the Extensions Advice Clinic and the Heating Advice Clinic, find the answers you need to make the most of your budget and create the home you’ve always wanted.
At Build It Live you can pop along to various taster sessions of our Self Build Virtual Training courses. Run in partnership with Potton’s Self Build Academy, this interactive series will give you the detailed know-how to successfully realise your dream home.
Covering topics including where to start your self build journey to choosing the right structural system, these short, 20-minute taster sessions are presented by Build It’s expert contributors and Potton’s highly experienced self build team. Find out more and view the timetable.