What’s on at Build It Live?

What’s on at Build It Live?

Find out what’s on at Build It Live – every Build It Live event is packed with exhibitors to meet, products to discover, seminars and workshops to hear and features to satisfy your information needs. Our shows include something for everyone, no matter how far along you are on your self-build journey!

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Ask Our Experts

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Build It magazine is written by a wealth of industry experts, with decades of knowledge and experience under their belts. At Build It Live you can meet those experts, ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success. From eco-home building to design and planning specialist’s, we have an expert for you. The Ask Our Experts zone is extremely popular, so make sure you book a session early in the day, for a FREE face-to-face consultations with some of the most experienced names in the self-build and renovation industry.

Meet 100’s of Exhibitors


Meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers, see thousands of products on display and specify the right items for your project. From bricks to staircases, underfloor heating to rainwater goods and oak frame companies to roof tiles, we’ve got everything covered at Build It Live. You can check out who’s at the show – and which stand they’re on – by following this link.

The Naked House

Naked House

One of the most popular features at any Build It Live, The Naked House allows you to see a section of a new build as it comes together after ‘1st fix’– a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork and underfloor heating, to roof trusses and floor joists! Read more about the Naked House here.

FREE Daily Seminars and Workshops

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Attend free inspiring and informative seminars & workshops, designed to give you the confidence to take control of your project! Industry experts and suppliers will talk you through everything from finding land and gaining planning permission, to financing your project. Read more about the our seminars and workshops.

Self-Builders’ Own Stories Live

self-builders own stories

Gain inspiration and confidence from Build It readers who have already realised their self-build dreams.  Hear their stories, ask them questions and gain tips on how to avoid common pitfalls. Head to the live theatre and get more details here.

Land Zone

Land Zone

Make sure you visit the Land Zone to source information and advice on finding the right plot for your build. This exciting new feature will offer valuable tips for finding land including a gallery of available plots plus information about the latest custom build (serviced plots) projects across the UK.. Learn more here.

Graven Hill Zone

Graven Hill

Build It Live Bicester takes place in association with Graven Hill, the UK’s first large scale self-build project with outline planning for over 1000 self-build plots.  Visit the Graven Hill Zone at Build It Live to find out more about the scheme.

Self Build Academy

Self Build Academy

FREE taster sessions from the Self Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self-builders.  See full programme here.

Eco Building Advice

Eco building

At Build It Live South East and North West you can hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice from our experts. Plus at Build It Live North West and Build It Live Bicester there is also a live demo zone from Centre for Alternative Technology. Find out more.

Estimating Service

Build It Estimating service

Book an appointment with an estimator to start to better understand how much it will cost to build the home of your dreams. Find out more here.

Find A Builder / Ask a Master Builder


Talk to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) who can guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project and give access to their database of trusted builders in your area.  Plus there’s also a chance to meet some Master Builders to ask a question or two!. See more details here.

3D Home Design Demos

3d Home Design Demos

Visit the Build It 3D Home Designer stand for a FREE 20 minute demonstration of how to visualise your home project in 3D. Sessions run on the hour between 11am and 4pm each day and there’s no need to book. Learn more here.

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What's on at Build It Live