Want to exhibit at Build It Live? If your company offers products or services within our selected categories, more details of which lie below, 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.
Nothing beats a face-to-face conversion with a potential client – and joining us for two days at Build It Live! It’s 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.
Recently, the distinction between general home shows and self build exhibitions has lost focus. Many self build events have introduced non-core products in an attempt to boost floor size and increase footfall. This weakens visitor quality and therefore the likelihood of good leads.
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.
After a painful 18-month gap, Build It Live stormed back to Bicester in October 2021, and proved there is strong demand for a proper focused self build and renovation show. See our stats to the right, to see exactly how fruitful the show really was for our exhibitors!
We select exhibiting companies for their relevance to the market, as we are committed to delivering a 100% focused exhibition. In fact, we reject companies if we believe they don’t suit our audience.
The last three Build It Live shows welcomed nearly 16,000 visitors. The majority of these visitors already had active projects. For example, in 2020, 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 £5000,000. 61% had also committed to travelling over 45 minutes to attend, which proves the quality of our audience and the attraction of our shows.
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. In February our South East show in Kent taps into the lucrative South East region.
Meanwhile our South Central show in October allows exhibitors to meet high-spending customers at the only dedicated show for the lucrative counties bordering Oxfordshire.
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Build It Live South East takes place in February each year. This is now established as the premier self build event tapping into the lucrative South East regions – a hotspot for self builds.
This year’s South East show took place at the purpose-built, award-winning Kent Event Centre. This site 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. Visitors came from the spread of Home Counties to the west of London including Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.