Preview of Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2019, Surrey
June marks another important event for self-builders. After another successful event in Glasgow, the HBR crew are coming to Surrey. This article will provide a preview of the fourth show of 2019 which is taking place on 29-30 June at Sandown Park in Surrey.
We have prepared our recommendations of the best seminars, masterclasses, experts and exhibitors at the show.
If you haven’t been to the show yet, don’t forget to read our preview of the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows 2019 with the top tips on how to get the most from your visit.
We are aware that being new to Self Building can be somewhat daunting and overwhelming. There is so much information to learn and this can be crucial to the success of your project. We have therefore created a guide, which is designed for self-builders who are at the beginning of their journey. This guide will help you get the most out of the show and will support you in getting your Self Build project off the ground.
The show in Surrey offers over 200 exhibitors, with 12 different seminars and 23 masterclasses. We have selected the top talks from the main theatres, and the top exhibitors you should speak to in order to prepare you for your Self Build venture.
SEMINAR THEATRE TALKS
The talks at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2019 in Surrey are divided between two theatres: Seminar and Masterclass. The talks in the Seminar theatre are given by some of the top experts and cover all the main topics needed for a Self Build. Below are our top picks for the Seminar theatre:
Top 5 Seminars Theatre Talks:
A beginner’s guide to building your own home
Jason Orme – Editorial Director at H&R Magazine, Everyday at 10:30-11:00
Tom McSherry – Finance Expert at BuildStore, Everyday at 10:30-11:00
Discover how you can build your own individually designed home and save up to 30% compared to buying a new house. Learn how to find a plot including serviced plots for Custom build, get a self-build mortgage, work out what you can afford to build for your budget, develop a design scheme and how to decide whether to use a builder, manage the project yourself or get involved on DIY basis.
Finding Your Way Through the Planning Maze
Sally Tagg, Planning Expert at H&R Magazine, Everyday at 11:00-11:30
Understanding planning permission is a key element of finding land and building your own home. We reveal how to use the planning system to help you identify potential building plots; how to submit planning applications in the best way, and what you can do to ensure your designs pass smoothly – and what to do if you encounter opposition.
House Design: How to Make Your New Home Amazing
Allan Corfield – Self Build Expert at H&R Magazine, Everyday 12:30-13:00
The ultimate in house design inspiration: we reveal the very best design ideas and features that you should consider including in your new Self Build or renovated home. If you want to make your new home truly special, don’t just rely on your designer – listen to our experts.
How to Manage Your Project
Bob Branscombe – Building Expert at H&R Magazine, Everyday at 13:00-13:30
How best should you approach your Self Build or renovation project? Can you really manage it yourself and save £1,000s in the process? This seminar gives you the inside track on how to become a project manager, learn how to manage tradesmen and understand the critical flow of materials through construction planning.
House Construction Explained
Allan Corfield – Self Build Expert at H&R Magazine, Everyday at 15:30-16:00
This concise overview of how a house is built, step-by-step, from site clearance through to snagging will help anyone thinking of building their own home understand exactly what’s happening – or should be happening – on site at each stage. If you want to understand your first fix from your second, the difference between the construction systems (from blockwork to timber frame) to what the traditional topping out ceremony is all about, don’t miss this vital session.
MASTERCLASS THEATRE TALKS
The Masterclass theatre will feature exhibitors who will discuss their products and share information from their area of expertise. If you are unsure of which structural system is best for your project or which renewables will be appropriate for you, there will be 23 different masterclasses which will help you to make up your mind. Below, we present our top 7 talks:
Top 7 Masterclass Theatre Talks:
Mechanical Ventilation and how a Heat Recovery System works
29 June 10:30-10:50 – Airflow Ltd, Stand: S527
Underfloor heating: The truth behind the myths
29 June 12:00-12:20 – Nu-Heat, Stand: S748
Energy Efficient WIndow Solutions: The importance of specifying the correct glazing in passive and sustainable homes
29 June 12:30-12:50 – Internorm, Stand: S706
How to fund your Self Build or renovation project: a guide to stage payment mortgages
29 June 13:30-13:50 – Buildstore
Protecting your project from start to finish, essential information about Insurances, Warranties and Risk Management
30 June 11:00-11:20 – Self Build Zone
Hybrid timber frames explained: Combining timber frame and SIPs as a hybrid solution
30 June 14:00-14:20 – Kingspan Timber Solutions, Stand: S820
Choosing a building contractor: a guide to choosing the right building contractor for your homebuilding or renovating project
29 June 15:30-15:50 – Federation of Master Builders, Stand: E415
ASK THE EXPERT
The Homebuilding & Renovating show in Surrey offers the chance to get first-hand advice from some of the top self-build specialists in the UK. So bring your plans, ideas and any issues you have regarding your project to the Advice Centre. This is an amazing opportunity to get valuable information no matter what stage of your homebuilding project you are at. Some of the experts you will be able to speak to in Surrey are:
A chartered surveyor with over 25 years in construction and consultancy, Bob has combined the industry realm with the self-build world via a long-time obsession with hands on self building.
If you need some help with the evaluation of your property or to discuss structural issues of your Self Build, Bob is the man you should see!
Allan is a Chartered Architect, and the Magazine’s Self Build expert – he is also ACA’s founder. As you know, ACA are a self-build specialist architectural practice, working on one-off homes throughout the UK.
His goal is to provide prospective self-builders with the inspiration, support, and education they require to build their own cost effective, energy efficient, dream home. You can read more about Allan here.
One of the country’s leading property experts, presenter of multiple property TV Shows and the Chair of the NaCSBA – organisation founded to support self-builders throughout the UK.
His book, ‘Renovating for Profit’, is the definitive guide to home renovations that makes a difference to the value of your property. Michael cannot be missed by any conscious self-builder.
Tom has worked in the financial services industry for 27 years – 14 of these, specialising in self build mortgages and finance at BuildStore, providing expert advice to hundreds of customers embarking on major homebuilding projects whether to live in, let or sell. Tom has completed two major homebuilding projects himself and is widely regarded as a self-build finance expert. He presents Finance Masterclasses at The Homebuilding and Renovating Shows throughout the year, and provides one-to-one consultations on finance in our Ask the Expert Advice Centre.
A planning expert with a successful track record of achieving planning permission for a wide variety of clients including individual self-builders and land owners seeking to unlock the development potential of their land.
If you think, that your project may be challenging in terms of achieving planning approval, or just want to give yourself peace of mind, consultation with Sally is recommended!
There will be over 200 exhibitors in the Homebuilding & Renovating show in Surrey. You will, therefore, have the chance to explore their various products and services, which can be useful in making your self-build dream come true. There will be companies who specialise in design, renewables, exteriors, interiors, financial services and many other services and products related to Self Building. It was a really difficult task, but we have chosen the top 7 exhibitors you should visit when planning a Self Build venture:
Top 7 Exhibitors To Visit:
Structural Systems, Stand No. 1a
Featured on Grand Designs: The Street, British-made insulated concrete formwork (ICF), Durisol, is the logical, quick and cost-effective alternative to brick, block and timber-frame construction. Made from recycled wood (woodcrete), Durisol wall form units are quick and easy to construct making them the ideal option for the self-builder. The simple construction method means building is fast and not reliant on specialist tradespeople.
Windows, Stand No. S706
Internorm is a strong family business. From the birth of the UPVC window to the production of timber/aluminium windows and to the high-tech and high-design innovations nowadays, Internorm is setting standards Europe-wide. Continuous technological further development and continual new innovations make us a pioneer in the brand.
Home Technology & Security, Stand No. S541
Creating a simple yet elegant Audio and Visual installation can be a daunting task. Having knowledge of an ever-changing market is key to providing and designing an up-to-date installation. Providing customers with an attractive but understandable and controllable installation is a must. Just Add Popcorn are experts in the design and installation of bespoke Audio, Visual systems; offering stunning finished installations which are both simple and practical to control.
Professional Services, Stand No. S863
Nibe value their Nordic heritage by reaping the renewable energy of nature, and by combining it with a new smart technology, they can offer effective solutions that protect people and nature. Their wide range of products provides your home with cooling, heating, ventilation and hot water with minimal impact on the environment.
Heating, Stand No. S748
As a 2018 UK Customer Satisfaction Award winner and the only heating supplier awarded a Distinction from the Institute of Customer Service, Nu-Heat is the chosen supplier for thousands of discerning homeowners. Meet their experts on stand S748, and discover how our award-winning underfloor heating systems, unbeatable expertise in integrating renewables and bespoke system design can benefit your project.
Contractor, Stand No. S547
Potton specialise in creating dream homes for self-builders, working hard to make your dreams a reality. They have a wealth of experience having designed over 6,000 Self Build properties. Potton offer a variety of different design routes for customers to choose from.
Flooring & Floor Structure, Stand No. S835
Terzetto Stone specialises in beautiful natural stone and porcelain floor and wall tiles and other bespoke products creating a stunning finish for your home inside and outside. The company sources the finest quality products from around the world, retailing UK wide with showrooms in Yorkshire, Cheshire and Warwickshire.
The HBR Show holds a plethora of information for a prospective self-builder. The recommendations we have created will provide a solid foundation of knowledge for people planning to build their dream home.
However, this doesn’t mean that the other seminars, experts or exhibitors are not worth seeing. Depending on the priorities of your project it may be more appropriate to attend other talks. It is worth putting in the effort and time to prepare for the show, as what you will learn will definitely influence the final outcome of your project!
For more tips read our preview of the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows 2019.