What’s on at Build It Live for Renovators & Extenders?

There’s never been a better time to create the home of your dreams. At Build It Live Bicester, you can find the products, advice and inspiration you need to create a property that suits your needs down to a T. Our next exhibition will take place in Bicester, Oxfordshire, on 11th and 12th June and will provide a whole weekend of guidance for those looking to extend or renovate their home.

From help with project management, to free, one-to-one appointments with planning and period property experts, the show aims to be as practical and informative as possible. Take a look at the line-up, and all the things home renovators and extenders can see and do over the course of the weekend.

ESSENTIAL SEMINARS

Build It Live Bicester offers a range of free seminars, each presented by experts from the self build and renovation sector. Each session focuses on specific problems and choices that people face every day. This year, topics include: ‘Renovating a Home with Character: Updating an Old House for Modern Eco Living’, ‘How to add more space & value’ and ‘The different routes to managing your project’.

EXTENSIONS CLINIC

Build It Live features numerous dedicated clinics, including the Extensions Advice Clinic and the Basement Advice Clinic. If you love your current home, but want to add more space, then one of these routes might be right for you. Visit the clinics at the show for professional, one to one advice – don’t forget to bring your ideas and a list of questions!

 

BROWSE PRODUCTS

From underfloor heating to roof tiles, staircases and kitchen, Build It Live Bicester will offer a whole exhibition hall of companies, allowing you to source everything you need under one roof. There to answer your questions and help you make the right choices for your home, these suppliers are there to guide you in the right direction.

NEW: WINDOWS SHOWCASE

Windows are now made from many different materials, but which is right for you? See and operate 6 attractive options, from traditional timber to aluminium, timber-alternative and alu-clad. Local family-run specialist Cherwell will be hosting a mini showroom of options, offering brand-independent advice to all home renovators. Plus… the show will feature striking architectural glazing options from a host of glazing manufacturers, demonstrating their own range of windows, rooflights, bifold & sliding doors.

ECO ADVICE

From our eco expert, Nigel, who’ll be on hand all weekend taking private appointments, to our new show feature, the Sustainable Building Products Pavilion, Build It Live is the perfect place to find all the eco products, environmentally-friendly materials and eco advice you’ll need to create a healthy, earth-conscious home.

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

The Ask Our Experts lounge will offer you the chance to speak to an architect about your project, but you’ll also be able to meet a selection of architectural practices in the exhibition hall. Take a look at their past projects, speak to them about your design goals and perhaps even hire them to take on your scheme!

HEATING ESSENTIALS

As well as heating suppliers covering everything from ground source heat pumps to underfloor heating, you’ll also be able to visit the Heating Advice Clinic. Here, you’ll be able to meet an industry expert, who can help you decide on the best heating system for your home.

 

BASEMENT BASICS

You’ll also be able to visit the Basement Advice Clinic for impartial advice on what you need to know to successfully add a basement to your home. Our expert will have all the knowledge, so don’t forget your plans – and your list of questions!

 

ASK AN EXPERT

Ever wanted to ask our experts a question? Build It Magazine’s experts will be on hand all weekend at Build It Live, answering your questions and helping you make your project a little easier to digest. Arrive early to reserve your free, one-to-one slot with an expert of your choice. From project management to planning, we have an expert for all self build topics.