Why visit?

Why visit Build It Live?

The Build It Live shows are the UK’s most practical self build exhibitions, taking place annually in three locations around the country. Our shows are the UK’s most dedicated self build and home renovating exhibitions and are brought to you by the experts behind Build It magazine.

Designed to help you find everyday solutions to manage your home building or renovation project, the Build It Live shows offer bespoke advice, hundreds of exhibitors and plenty of products to browse, all in one place.


Build It Live Bicester, Oxfordshire  –   8-9 June 2019

Build It Live South East, Kent – 8-9 February 2020

Build It Live North West, EventCity, Manchester  –  22-23rd February 2020

If you’re planning a self build or looking to renovate a property, then a trip to Build It Live will be an essential part of your preparation. Our three annual shows provide a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance.

Reasons to visit:

Book a one-to-one, bespoke consultation with one of our industry experts

Meet 100’s of exhibitors offering everything from windows to oak frame structures

See a section of a new build as it comes together after ‘1st fix’ at the Naked House

Attend FREE expert-led seminars and workshops covering a breadth of core topics

Listen to self builders taking about their real-life projects and ask them your questions

Visit the Land Zone to source information and advice on finding the right plot for your build

Source the right heat product for your home in the Heating Advice Clinic

Book an appointment and discuss your project costs with an expert estimator

Let experts guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project

Talk to over 20 architects and designers, offering free advice and inspiration to guide you to the home of your dreams

For more reasons why you should visit a Watch our video below to see what our previous visitors really thought of Build It Live:

Take a look at who’s exhibiting at Build it Live South East, North West and Bicester!