10 Reasons to Visit Build It Live

Chris Bates, Editor of Build It magazine
by Chris Bates
29th September 2020

Whether you’re planning a self build project, renovating your home or extending to add space and value, here are 10 key reasons why you can’t afford to miss our 2022 Build It Live shows, which will take place in the South East and Bicester, Oxfordshire.

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!

2. Basement Advice Clinic

Building a basement is a great way to extend your house without losing any precious garden space. Head over to our Basement Advice Clinic to find out the different options and see whether your home is basement ready.

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. 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.

5. Heating Advice Clinic

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

6. 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

7. 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.

8. 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.

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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