Exhibit at Build It Live – new for 2024

Are you thinking of exhibiting at one of our three annual Build It Live shows? We only sell stands to companies who are truly relevant to the self build and renovation market, so if your company offers products or services within our carefully selected categories, contact us to discuss exhibiting options. Get in touch with Sarah Nesbitt-Hawes today on 020 3627 3247 or by emailing Sarah.Nesbitt-Hawes@castlemedia.co.uk. Read on to find out why you can’t afford to miss out…

Maximum benefits, less effort

With so many self build shows on the UK events calendar, how can you decide where to spend your money and which ones will give you the best return on your investment? Well, while some shows are biggest, or last longer, they can be expensive and time-consuming to attend.

At Build It Live we instead focus on providing as many quality leads as possible over the course of a single weekend. Our approach is both cost-effective and condensed, so you won’t need to waste time, money or resources.

Plus, our shows have been proven to deliver a similar quantity of customers to larger, longer shows, in a shorter time frame. Our visitors are serious about self building and renovating and come with money to spend.

A proven route to quality leads

In 2023, Build It Live delivered three busy shows that many described as being “like the good old days”. We saw more than 14,500 visitors walk through our doors and the total budget of our visitors came to £1.1billion!

How did we pull this off? Well, our industry-leading database of people with live projects, combined with an increased marketing budget certainly helped, but we believe it was our laser-focus that made the difference. There are still a large number of people with live self builds and renovation projects in England, but to attract them you need an extremely focused show like Build It Live, where all irrelevant exhibitors are excluded.

Instead, we invest in expertly curated content that meets the information needs of people with real projects and persuades them to visit what they recognise to be a must-attend, information-led event.

Nothing beats face to face

When it comes to promoting your business, meeting new customers and making all-important sales, nothing compares to the power of a carefully crafted, self build exhibition. It is proven that exhibitions are the most useful information source for people building their own home. People want to spend their money with companies they trust, and meeting suppliers in person is a fundamental part of their selection process.

At Build It Live, we’re dedicated to focusing on our self build roots, to ensure our shows only target serious self builders, renovators and home extenders. We’re passionate about remaining as practical and tailored to self building as possible. So, when you exhibit at Build It Live, you’ll be sure that you’re meeting the right people in the right areas – and having the best quality conversations with potential new customers.

100% focused

Unlike other shows, we have a strict vetting process. We only sell stands to focused companies from the self build and renovation sector. In fact, we reject companies if they do not meet the specific needs of self builders and renovators.

You’ll never find garden furniture or homewares at Build It Live! This means our visitors don’t come to our shows for a day out – they come to speak to expert suppliers, compare products and, importantly, sign contracts!

Unique leads

In 2022, 79% of our visitors told us they had not recently visited any other self build show. Therefore, not only are the people you’ll meet the right people, they’re also totally unique to Build It Live!

The varied locations of our annual live shows means accessing affluent self build pockets across the UK is easier than ever. Our 2023 Build It Live shows welcomed over 14,500 visitors. The majority of these visitors already had active projects. For example, 76% of our South East visitors either had a project already underway or were starting within 12 months.

51% of our Bicester visitors had a live project with planning permission in place and another 16% had applied for planning and were awaiting approval. Our South West show attracted equally hands-on visitors, with  73% starting a project within the next year. 50% of those people were planning a self build.

These stats speak for themselves and prove the quality of our audience and the attraction of our shows.

SUPPORT FROM BEGINNING TO END

All of our shows are strategically positioned and provide a fantastic opportunity to meet thousands of serious self builders, renovators and home improvers, over the course of 48 hours. Not only that, but we take care of our exhibitors:

  • All our shows are located within easy reach of major motorways and train stations
  • All our shows have unlimited, free parking right outside the exhibition hall
  • Our exhibitors receive a free breakfast each morning of the show
  • Our exhibitors have access to free hot drinks and refreshments for the duration of the show
  • Our exhibitors have all-day support from our experienced operations team

We are a small team that’s happy to help before, during and after the show!

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