10 Reasons to Visit Build It Live 2019

by Chris Bates
4th February 2019

Whether you’re planning a self build project, renovating your home or extending to add space and value, here are 10 key reasons you can’t afford to miss February’s Build It Live Shows in the South East and North West.

1. Get one-to-one advice

Securing expert advice can cost £100s, but at Build It Live you can book a free session with one of the magazine’s industry-recognised self build and renovation specialists to help make a success of your project. You will be ale to ask them questions about your plans.

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.

2. See inside a build

The Naked House gives you a fascinating insight into how your new home will come together.

This is your chance to experience what a project looks like at first fix stage – including how ICF blockwork, roof trusses, floor joists and underfloor heating are installed.

3. Land Zone

All you need to know about finding land, with access to PlotSearch, the UK’s premier live online database – plus a gallery of available sites and current custom build projects.

4. Learn from the experts

Build It’s team of experts will deliver an extensive programme of free-to-attend seminars, covering all the essential elements of your project – from getting the design right through to running a construction site.

You’ll also get access to focused 20-minute workshops on the choices you’ll face, such as choosing your home’s glazing, as well as free Self Build Academy taster sessions.

Mike Dade serminar at Build It Live

5. NEW! Heating Advice Clinic

Head over to our brand new Heating Advice Clinic – brought to you by popular demand – to gain impartial guidance on the best heat source for your project.

6. Meet real self builders & renovators

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.

7. Shortlist products & materials

See and touch 1,000s of cutting-edge and traditional products, and meet 100s of suppliers who can help you find practical solutions for your project.

8. NEW! Build Cost Clinic

Discuss your project with one of our experienced estimators, who can give over your plans to help you understand what it will cost to build your dream home.

9. Gain no-nonsense eco tips

Get past the green jargon and learn what you really need to know about creating a sustainable home from Nigel Griffiths, Build It expert and author of the Haynes Eco House Manual.

Plus, at our North West show you can see live demonstrations of eco building in action with demos from the Centre for Alternative Technology.

10. Find a local builder for your project

Visit the Find a Builder Clinic and let the experts guide you through the process of finding a suitable builder for your project (and avoid the cowboys!).

Plus, gain some top tips on the do’s and don’ts of hiring tradesmen.

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