NEXT SHOW: 7 & 8 September 2024, Westpoint Arena

What's on at Build It Live South West

Build It Live South West takes place every September at Westpoint Arena in Exeter. A one-stop shop for all things self build, renovation and home improvement, the show is designed to provide anyone with a property project with the inspiration, advice and information they need to make it a success.

Brought to you by the experts at Build It magazine, this annual show is designed to help you find everyday solutions to perfectly plan, design, manage and execute your home building or renovation project. Read on to find out what you can see and do at the show, and how to plan your visit!

Ask our industry experts anything

Have you ever wanted to ask a self-build expert a question? Well, our veteran experts will be on hand all weekend at Build It Live South West, answering your questions during free, one-to-one appointment sessions. Whether you want advice about your planning application, want to quiz an architect about design options or speak to an eco guru, we have an expert to help you.

meet hundreds of local and national suppliers

Whether you're looking for a heat pump, want to find an architect, source roof tiles or find the perfect kitchen, we have an exhibitor for you. Throughout the exhibition hall, you'll be able to meet with hundreds of local and national suppliers, browse their products and services and quiz them about their offerings, before making any decisions. You'll be able to see, touch and test thousands of traditional and innovative products, too!

Attend live seminars and workshops

Our series of free seminars are developed each year by Build It’s editorial team, and our panel of experts, to ensure all common questions are covered – and to give visitors the knowledge to take control of their projects. Our workshops are hosted by our exhibitors and cover everything from glazing options to funding your self build. Plus, at the end of each session you'll get the chance to ask a question during the live Q&A!

Drop by our troubleshooting clinics

As well as the opportunity to try out products and materials in person, Build It Live will bring you free clinics, each designed to help you make a success of your project. Each one is led by an expert in their field, so you can quiz them and find the answers to your burning questions. Drop by any time to have a chat! South West clinics cover Build Costs, Extensions, Basements and Heating Advice.

Build It Live South West - 7 & 8 September 2024

When & Where?

Build It Live South West will take place at Westpoint Arena in Exeter on 7 and 8 September 2024, with the doors open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4.30pm on Sunday.

There’s unlimited free parking available next to the exhibition hall. There will be spaces allocated close to the venue for disabled visitors, too.

The venue can be found at the following address: Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ. Click here for a map

Westpoint is easy to reach by car. It is located two miles off the M5, Junction 30, and is easily accessible via the A303.  The mainline station, Exeter St David’s, is a 15-minute taxi trip from Westpoint. The Number 9 bus service starts from Exeter Central Bus Station and stops at Westpoint.