As you may already know, two of the UK’s best self build and renovation magazines are merging, to form Build It incorporating SelfBuild & Design.

As part of the merger, Build It will now not only host its two celebrated Build It Live shows, in Kent and Oxfordshire, but also the SelfBuild & Design South West show, in Exeter. Find out more about the merger, via our FAQ page.

You can claim free tickets to any of our shows, by heading to the Booking Page and using promo code BISBD23

About Our Live Shows

For more than 20 years, Build It magazine has been providing expert guidance, advice and inspiration for people looking to build their own home, renovate a property or undertake an extension of conversion project.

Bringing the magazine to life, Build It Live is the annual exhibition, designed to provide face-to-face inspiration, thousands of products and expert consultations all under one roof. We’re proud to be the UK’s most practical and focused self build exhibition.

Our interactive exhibitions take place annually in Kent, Oxfordshire and now, Exeter. Our shows offer a wide range of advice clinics and one-to-one sessions for anyone looking to self build, renovate or extend their home, as well as hundreds of exhibitors, live seminars, workshops and demonstrations.

Find out more below, or explore our site for more details about what you can see and do at Build It Live.

Visit a Show To...

  • Meet 100s of 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