Want to exhibit at Build It Live? If your company offers products or services within our selected categories, then please contact us to discuss exhibiting at our shows. Space will only be sold to companies who are truly relevant to the self build and renovation market. Get in touch with Sarah Nesbitt-Hawes today. Call 020 3627 3247 or email Sarah.Nesbitt-Hawes@castlemedia.co.uk.
When it comes to promoting your business, meeting new customers and making all-important sales, nothing compares to the power of a 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.
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 and make important buying decisions.
79% of our visitors this year 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 2022 Build It Live shows welcomed nearly 10,000 visitors. The majority of these visitors already had active projects. For example, 72% of them were ready to go or underway with their projects.
Plus 67% of self-builders were prepared to spend between £125,000 and £500,000. 61% had also committed to travelling over 45 minutes to attend, which proves the quality of our audience and the attraction of our shows.
Build It Live South East takes place in February each year at the award-winning Kent Event Centre. Our South East show is now established as the premier self build event, tapping into the lucrative South East regions – a hotspot for self builds. The venue is just north of Maidstone, between the M25, M2 and M20 motorways, and within easy reach for the whole of the South East.
Our Build It Live show in Oxfordshire takes place in June each year, at Bicester Heritage. This site is just 5 minutes away from Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self build scheme, and takes place in association with the team behind the site. Visitors come from the spread of Home Counties to the west of London, including Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Build It Live South West is our newest show. It takes place in September each year, at Westpoint Arena in Exeter. Visitors to this show come from across Devon, as well as neighbouring Somerset and Cornwall – three very affluent areas where land is in abundance.