Visit Build It Live South East

Visit Build It Live South East on 8th & 9th February 2020 and source the expert advice, inspiration and build solutions you need to make your dream home happen
by Build It magazine
21st January 2020

Build It Live South East will take place on 8- 9 February 2020 at the award-winning Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground. The show provides a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance all under one roof to thousands of visitors from across the South East of the UK.

If you’re planning a self build, renovating a property or looking to add light, space or value to your current home, then a trip to Build It Live South East will be an essential part of your preparation.

100s of exhibitors

Meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers, see thousands of products on display and specify the right items for your project.

Design knowhow

Meet architects and designers offering free advice and inspiration to guide you to the home of your dreams.

Build system options

Meet exhibitors specialising in each of the key structural systems who will help you assess the right route for you.

Free workshops, seminars & demos

Build It Live features dozens of FREE live daily seminars and workshops available all weekend.

From eco-friendly construction techniques, to securing a plot for your build, or simply learning from real self-builders who have already completed their projects, our interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction.

Tim Doherty delivering a seminar at Build It Live

Ask our experts

Meet Build It‘s team of experts, ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success.

The Ask Our Experts zone is extremely popular, so make sure you book a session early in the day, for a FREE face-to-face consultation.

Architect Opinder Liddar answering questions at the Ask Our Experts zone

Self builders’ own stories live

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.

Heating Advice Clinic

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

If you are having a hard time deciding between stylish radiators or underfloor heating, or you are wondering whether the cosy look of a woodburning stove is compatible with your ultra-efficient home, this new feature at Build It Live is for you.

Find out whether your home is basement ready

Building a basement is cost effective way to add space and value to your property -however this kind of extension is not without risk.

If you are thinking of extending your home with a basement, make sure you visit the Basement Advice Clinic to get some guidance from the experts. Find out the different options for building a basement and whether your home is suitable at our next show.

Take a look inside a build

In the Naked House you’ll be able to see a section of a new build home as it comes together. Get first-hand insight into how products and materials are installed, from insulating concrete formwork (ICF) to underfloor heating.

Naked House shows the workings of ICF

Discover striking glazing options

Try glazed doors first hand and find out which one is right for you.

Ask the specialist suppliers all your questions about bifolds, sliding doors and French doors; or get thorough explanation on how to choose your energy-efficient windows and rooflights.

Whether you are building a kitchen extension or creating a bespoke home from scratch, meet the glazing specialist that could help you create a wonderfully bright and airy home!

Choose interior finishes

From stylish radiators and lighting to kitchens, flooring, stoves and feature staircases – you’ll find everything you need to ensure those finishing fixtures really make your dream house a home.

Visitor at Build It Live checking out glazed doors

Find your dream plot

Make sure you visit Build It Live’s new 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 plus information about the latest custom build (serviced plots) projects across the UK.

Visitors at Build It Live looking for plots

Eco building advice

Hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice on a range of issues, including renewable energy and environmentally friendly building techniques.

Build Cost Clinic

This year you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your project with one of our estimators to better understand how much it will cost to build the home of your dreams.


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