What’s on at Build It Live?

The last two years have been a challenging time for many people looking to create an individual home. Self builders and renovators have had to make big purchasing decisions without the benefits of face-to-face advice, or the ability visit showrooms and physically test out products like sliding doors, eco products and smart home systems in person.

Well, that’s about to change: the UK’s most practical self build and renovation event is back! 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, in Bicester on 11th & 12th June 2022 and start moving your project forward! As well as the opportunity to try out products and materials in person, Build It Live brings you free expert- led seminars, workshops and demonstrations designed to help you achieve project success.


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.


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


Build It Live features numerous dedicated clinics, including the Build Cost Clinic, the Heating Advice Clinic, the Basement Advice Clinic and the Extensions Clinic. Our experts will be on hand to answer your specific questions and provide you with guidance and tips to help you achieve your project goals.


At Build It Live you can pop along to various taster sessions of our Self Build Virtual Training courses. Run in partnership with Potton’s Self Build Academy, this interactive series will give you the detailed know-how to successfully realise your dream home. Covering topics including where to start your self build journey to choosing the right structural system, these short, 20-minute taster sessions are presented by Build It’s expert contributors and Potton’s highly experienced self build team.


Self Builders’ Own Stories is an opportunity to hear from people who have already completed a self build or renovation project. Hear real self builders and renovators talking about how they went about creating the home of their dreams. Learn from their mistakes, hear their top tips and ask them questions about their experiences.