Build It Live Bicester 2021

Build It Live Bicester is the UK’s most practical self build exhibition. This year, the event will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October at Bicester Heritage Event Centre in Bicester. The event will provide a whole weekend of inspiration, expert advice and guidance all under one roof. Visit over 100 different exhibitors to browse their products and ask them your burning questions, and book yourself a spot in the Ask Our Experts lounge, where you can enjoy a FREE one-to-one session with one of our industry experts.

Whether you’re undertaking a self build project, renovating a property, or looking to add light, space or value to your current home, Build It Live Bicester will provide you with the help and inspiration you need. Packed full of practical information and tips from industry experts, the exhibition will leave you educated and inspired, so you can complete your project on time, and on budget.

Leading Suppliers and Structural Specialists

who's exhibiting at build it live bicester?

At Build It Live Bicester, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with hundreds of leading suppliers from the self build and renovating sectors. From windows and doors, to timber frame specialists, there will be an exhibitor to meet your needs. See thousands of products on display, get in-depth guidance and advice, and specify the right items for your project. At the show you can meet:

  • Timber frame and oak frame specialists
  • Window and door suppliers
  • Insurance and warranty providers
  • Project management professionals
  • Architects and designers
  • Smart technology companies
  • Rainwater harvesting suppliers
  • Ventilation experts
  • Interior fixtures and lighting
  • ICF specialists – and much more!
Free Workshops and Seminars

Seminars and Workshops at Build It Live Bicester

Build It Live Bicester is all about practical, expert advice for real self builders and renovators. That’s why every show features dozens of daily FREE demonstrations, seminars and workshops. From eco-friendly construction techniques, to securing a plot for your build, our interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction. There’s no need to book, but be sure to arrive early to reserve your seat. While the full 2021 schedule hasn’t yet been confirmed, our seminars and workshops will cover similar topics to the following:

  • A step-by-step guide to self build
  • Protecting your project: Getting the right insurance & managing risk
  • Funding your self build & renovation plans
  • Renovating a home with character
  • Building a sustainable home
  • How to find land and obtain planning permission
  • The different routes to managing your project
Ask Our Experts

Self Build Experts

Meet Build It’s team of industry experts, with decades of knowledge and experience under their belts. Book a FREE, one-to-one appointment and ask them specific questions about your individual project. Show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success and find the answers to your burning questions. Make sure you book a session early in the day, as the slots are limited and book up very quickly. Our experts cover every topic:

  • Project management
  • Plots and planning permission
  • Period renovations
  • Architecture and design
  • Eco homes
  • Finance
  • Quantity Surveying
What else can I see and do at Build It Live Bicester 2021?

Naked House

There’s so much going on at Build It Live Bicester – it’s a full day out. Visit the Naked House to see a cut-away show home at ‘1st-fix’ – a fascinating insight into how things are installed, for instance, ICF blockwork or underfloor heating. Head to the Land Zone to discover the various routes to finding the right plot for your build. The Land Zone will offer valuable tips for finding land, including a gallery of available plots, as well as information about the latest serviced plots across the UK.

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 for Self Builders’ Own Stories. By popular demand, visit our brand new Heating Advice Clinic, to help you decide on the best heat source for your home.

Build It Live Bicester takes place in association with Graven Hill – the UK’s first large-scale self build project with over 1000 self build plots. At Bicester, you’ll be able to visit the Graven Hill Zone for information on their scheme – or to reserve a plot! Let the experts guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project (and avoid the cowboys), with the Find A Builder Clinic.


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