Claim your 2 free tickets to Build It Live Bicester!

What’s on at Build It Live?


Our Build It magazine experts will be on hand all weekend giving FREE, impartial guidance on any part of your self build, renovation or home extension – without the sales pitch!

Don’t miss your chance to tap into the knowledge and experience of our professional planners, architects, project managers, sustainability experts and more. Their independent advice could save you £1,000s on consultancy fees!

So, bring your plans, ideas and questions along and make sure you get to the show early to book your one-on-one appointment.


Graven Hill Zone

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



Meet 100s of exhibitors

Build It Live gives you the chance to experience first-hand how products look, what they feel like to use and – crucially – speak to experts in their fields as you make your specification decisions.

So come join our expert team, plus hundreds of reputable suppliers and start moving your project forward!




The Naked House

The Naked House

Our first-fix cutaway home is inspired by the choices we made for Build It’s Self Build Education House.

From ICF blockwork to roofing, floor joists, windows and more, the Naked House gives you an unrivalled insight into what it takes to build your own home.



Build It Live Exhibitions

Attend free seminars & workshops

Build It Live offers a range of free workshops and seminars, each presented by leading suppliers and specialists from the self build sector. Each session focuses on specific problems and choices that self builders and renovators face every day.

Our sessions aim to answer your burning questions and help you progress with your project. Topics include everything from the benefits of ICF, to how much your dream home will cost, and even real accounts from self builders that have already achieved their dream home.


Build It Live Exhibitions

Specialist clinics

As well as the opportunity to try out products and materials in person, Build It Live will bring you free expert-led demonstrations and dedicated clinics, designed to help you achieve project success. From the Basement Advice Clinic to the Extensions Advice Clinic and the Heating Advice Clinic, find the answers you need to make the most of your budget and create the home you’ve always wanted.