Why You Should Attend the National Self Build & Renovation Show in January
The new year started with an already busy calendar. January brings two major homebuilding shows. After a very busy Homebuilding & Renovating show in Farnborough, it is time for the visit to the famous National Self Build & Renovation Centre for their first show of the year! The show in Swindon will motivate you and ensure that your Self Build journey will be as effective as possible!
The NSBRC offers something for everyone, no matter what stage you are at with your project. At the show, you will have the opportunity to speak to the top industry experts and see and test the most current products in a spacious and relaxing setting. There, you will find tons of advice on finding a plot, arranging your finances, and deciding on the best building method through to how you will heat your home.
The January show will take place from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th. Find out more and check out our top recommendations for the NSBRC show below!
The National Self Build & Renovation Show is a ticketed event. Tickets are free when booked in advance, or £12 per person at the door. You can get them here. The show’s opening hours are 9am-5pm (9am-4pm on Sunday).
SEMINARS AT THE NSBRC SHOW
The National Self Build & Renovation Show will offer various seminars, one-to-one expert advice and case studies. The events will be split across two theatres: the Build It Theatre and the Sustainability Theatre. There will also be several live demonstration zones at the show, where exhibitors will be presenting their products and services, including our Virtual Reality demonstration sessions at the ACA stand (stand no. 63).
Build It Theatre
Build It Theatre will cover the key topics every self-builder needs to know, including finding land, budgeting, planning, and more. Below you can see some of the most exciting events taking place at the Build It Theatre:
Timber frame design & build – Fleming Homes (Friday)
Everyday – 10:30-11:00
An overview of the benefits of timber frame as a build system and working with an offsite timber frame package provider to realise your project.
Finance & Funding – BuildStore
Everyday – 11:00-11:45
The session is dedicated to methods of raising finance and the importance of setting a budget and controlling costs throughout the project.
Finding land & Appraising a Plot – NSBRC
Everyday – 11:45-12:30
A planning expert will explain the intricacies of the Self Build plot hunt and how you can increase your chances of getting the land of your dreams.
Design Principles – AC Architects (Friday)
Everyday – 13:30-14:15
This session will look at how you can achieve the best design for your dream home, whether it’s finding a plan to suit your family’s changing needs or how you can maximise your plot’s potential!
VAT reclaim – Andrew Jones
Everyday – 15:00-15:30
One of the joys of self-building is the option to claim a VAT refund! If you’re a DIY builder, building a new home or converting a non-residential building into a home, you should qualify. The session will discuss what you need to know.
Sustainability theatre will present a series of talks hosted by the exhibitors. Below you can see some of the most exciting events taking place at the Sustainability Theatre:
Solar – Bee Solar
Friday – 11:00-11:25
Your roof is not the only place for Solar PV.
Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) – Nudura
Friday – 12:30-12:55
An Introduction To The Benefits Of Building With Tremco CPG UK, leading with Nudura Solid Insulated Wall System.
Heat pump ventilation – Total Home Environment
Saturday – 12:00-12:25
Heat Pump Ventilation: fresh air, heat recovery, instant heating, cooling & hot water, all in one!
Sustainable Timber – Honka
Saturday – 15:00-15:25
Ecological construction by using solid wood in buildings.
A guide to incorporating a Mechanical Ventilation System with Heat Recovery into your project – ADM Systems
Saturday – 15:30-15:55
An introduction from a long-established independent MVHR specialist into how you may implement an energy efficient ventilation system into your self-build or renovation project, confirm its validity whilst highlighting the common barriers faced when designing MVHR systems.
Heat Pumps – Kensa
Sunday – 12:00-12:25
Ground Source Heat Pumps: Everything you need to know.
Doors – RK Doors
Sunday – 12:30-12:55
Preparing a grand entrance.
Kitchens – Chisholm Designs
Sunday – 14:00-14:25
Kitchen projects the 5 things you need to discuss with your designer.
VIRTUAL REALITY LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS WITH ACA
ACA will be hosting Virtual Reality sessions at our stand no. 63, which will show visitors the capabilities of VR and how it can help in the design process. You will be able to walk around and fully appreciate the external design and internal spaces of a virtual house in unbelievable 4K clarity!
Our top 3 tips for making the most of your visit to the National Self Build & Renovation Show:
- Bring your plans, drawings and sketches – it will help the experts and exhibitors give you the best advice.
- Arrive early! There is a packed programme of talks, demos, case studies and tours. The show starts at 10am each day and you’ll want plenty of time to browse over 200 exhibitor displays.
- Don’t be shy to ask questions! Many experienced representatives will be on hand to answer your questions and offer support based on their experience.
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Embarking on your Self Build journey is a thrilling adventure, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Fear not, because we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Join our FREE monthly Self-Build Hour webinar series and tap into the wealth of knowledge shared by the leading Self Build experts in the UK.
This immersive live online experience, hosted via Microsoft Teams, commences at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month.
We understand that you have questions like:
- How can you secure the necessary funding to embark on your Self Build project?
- What are the key steps to navigate the planning application process successfully?
- Where and how can you find suitable land for your Self Build project?
- What strategies can you employ to effectively manage costs and avoid budget overruns during construction?
If you’re intrigued and eager to learn more, seize the opportunity without delay! Click the button below and complete the form to register for the Self Build Hour now!
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre has over 200 permanent exhibitors, and many of them will be present at the show to provide expert advice to visitors. You will have a chance to learn about the various products and services they have to offer, and how they can benefit your project.
There will be exhibitors who specialise in construction, covering areas such as design, renewables, exteriors, interiors, financial services and many more.
CONSULTATIONS WITH EXPERTS
The National Self Build & Renovation Show will give you a unique opportunity to book a one-to-one slot with architects, planning experts, project managers, structural engineers and other specialists in the Professional Services Hub. This will provide you with a chance to discuss your project and learn what products and solutions will best meet your expectations.
The selected experts will be able to help you with:
- Architectural Design
- Building Control
- Project Management
- Eco Design
- Heating Systems
VISIT OUR STAND AT THE SHOW
Our experts Jenny, Craig and Pearl will be available at our stand (no. TV63) to speak to you about your project and demonstrate our renowned Virtual Reality system. You will be able to walk around and fully appreciate the external design and internal spaces of a virtual house in unbelievable 4K clarity! Also, our experts can advise you on your project, so bring your plans and speak to us!
Jenny will also deliver a very interesting talk (13:30 on Saturday at the BuildIt Theatre) on design principles, where she will discuss how to design a great house and select your design team.
SELF BUILD SEMINARS WITH ACA
The ‘How to self-build successfully’ seminar will take place on Friday 26th April at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre and be hosted by Jenny.
This one-day course gives you practical advice and guidance from a panel of established experts in their fields of expertise, ready to impart their knowledge and experience to you. The course registration costs £40 and includes lunch, refreshments, a full day of expert advice and opportunities for individual consultations.
SOME TOPICS THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE SEMINAR:
• Finding and Assessing Land
• Funding and protecting your project
• Your project team and the design process
• Project Management and cost control
• Future Homes Standards and Construction Systems
• Renewable Heating Design
• MVHR design
To find out more about the event and the experts and to book your place, click the button below.
Visiting the National Self Build & Renovation Centre is beneficial for anyone who wants to build their dream home and should be in the calendar of every conscious self-builder who wants to prepare thoroughly for what will be the biggest investment in their life.
The NSBRC is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 – 17:30, Sunday 10:00 – 16:30.
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
For more information visit: www.nsbrc.co.uk.