10 reasons to visit Build It Live

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Build It Live South East Show

Are you undertaking a self build, renovation or extension? Here are 10 top reasons why you can't afford to miss Build It Live, the UK's dedicated self build and renovation show, this weekend.

Plus, we have 100 free Build It Live tickets to give away - scroll down to find out more!

1 Discover new suppliers

Build It Live gives you the chance to meet specialist suppliers and talk to the people behind the products and services. No amount of online research can match this face-to-face opportunity! See the exhibitor list here.

2 Learn in FREE seminars

Attend free expert-led seminars on a range of key topics, from finding the right build method, to adding more space and sustainable building. The seminar programme runs daily and is hosted by Build It's team of experts. You're sure to come away with plenty of essential information for your project.

3 Build your knowledge

Discover how to tackle a variety of common challenges, faced by many self builders and renovators, in our 16 free informative workshops. There are 8 workshops each day led by product experts.

4 Gain practical guidance

Attend live taster sessions of Potton's Self Build Academy courses - take the opportunity to glean some practical advice for your self build scheme, as well as to sample their full day courses.

5 Find a builder

Find the right builder for your project - the Federation of Master Builders are on hand on the Find A Builder stand to help you build the best you can! They'll advise you how to ensure you pick a trusted builder for your scheme.

6 Be inspired by other self builders

Be inspired by real self builders' stories, as the self builders themselves talk you through the ins and outs of their projects, and how they realised their dreams when building their stunning homes. Find out more here.

Build It Live 2017 show features

7 Receive FREE 1-to-1 advice

Ask the Build It experts anything about your project and receive bespoke advice – bring your plans to help illustrate your questions. This is free one-to-one advice from leading experts in their fields - an opportunity not to be missed! See whose expert advice you can receive at Build It Live.

8 See a house at first fix

Visit the Naked House to see a property at first fix build stage. A section of a new build will be constructed in the exhibition hall to give you a clear understanding of how the products work together. Find out which exhibitors are taking part here.

9 Find a plot of land

Talk to the experts in the PlotSearch Zone about finding a plot for your build. Learn how to source and secure plots and view a gallery of plots currently available in your region of the country.

10 Experience an automated home

Immerse yourself in a fully working smart home environment at the Infinity Smart Home Zone and see the benefits of an automated home. Plus talk to CEDIA in the Smart Home Advice Clinic if you're not sure where to begin with home technology!

We have 100 pairs of Build It Live tickets to give away for the shows (normally £12 each). Tickets will be provided on a first come, first served basis. For your chance to be one of the lucky 100, visit

100 ticket giveaway

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