Graven Hill at Build It Live Bicester

Graven Hill at Build It Live

Build It Live Bicester takes place just down the road from Graven Hill. With a shared passion for helping others self build their dream homes, it was the perfect partnership.

Each Build It Live Bicester show 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, the award-winning Build It Education House.

What is Build It Live?

Undertaking a self build, extension or renovation project is no small task. You need to be prepared, do your research and arm yourself with knowledge. Well, that’s exactly why Build It Live was created.

These annual shows, which take place in Oxfordshire and Kent, are dedicated to providing practical advice, project inspiration and product sourcing all under one roof – no matter what stage you’re at in your project.

The show will give you the chance to experience products first-hand and speak to experts in their fields as you make your specification decisions. From sourcing land to securing planning permission, choosing a structural system and managing your build and budget, Build It Live will help you ensure project success.

Discover What’s On at the Show, Who’s Exhibiting and the daily, expert-led Seminars and Workshops that shouldn’t be missed!

Graven Hill Zone

Head to the Graven Hill Zone at Build It Live Bicester to learn more about this innovative self build scheme, reserve your plot, attend live expert talks, and hear from self builders who’ve completed their homes.

Visit the Graven Hill Zone, where you can:

  • Meet the Graven Hill team for one-to-one advice sessions
  • See the availability of self build plots at Graven Hill
  • Learn about how to achieve planning permission in 28 days
  • Hear from real life self builders who’ve completed their project
  • Find out more about the next phase of self build plots!

Set across a beautiful 188 hectare site near Bicester in Oxfordshire, Graven Hill offers you the rare opportunity to purchase a fully serviced plot on which to design and build your own home.

As a Local Development Order, giving pre-approved outline planning permission is already in place, it presents a low risk solution to the problem of finding suitable land to build on. Graven Hill is also an exciting and diverse new community in which to live.


  • Visit the Graven Hill Zone to speak to the team behind the UK’s first large-scale self build scheme. Reserve your plot, attend live expert talks, and hear from self builders who’ve completed their homes
  • Meet 100s of key suppliers – speak to them face-to-face & quiz them on how they can help you
  • Browse 1000s of products – source the right materials for your project
  • Attend FREE seminars, workshops and demonstrations – listen to experts discuss everything from planning permission to finding land
  • Ask Our Experts the questions that are weighing on your mind
  • Gain financial advice from leading companies
  • Get advice on heating your home, designing an extension and building a basement – and much more
  • Browse & secure plots around the UK
  • Listen to real-life self builders discussing how they achieved their dream home
  • Get tips on how to be more creative with space
  • And much, much more!