As the property market has strengthened over the past year, the updated National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is returning in full force to the NEC, Birmingham from 26-29 March 2015 with a record number of over 15 self-build, renovation and home improvement specialists. Homeowners planning to undertake an ambitious house project such as remodelling, extending, constructing a new dwelling from scratch or revamping their existing property will find more tailored inspiration and specialist guidance to pursue their plans than ever before.
Throughout the four day exhibition, visitors will have access to the latest products on the market, services and innovations from over 500 exhibitors and one to one consultations to discuss tailor made project ideas. They will also be able to attend free seminars held by experts and masterclasses sponsored by Internorm on topics including sustainable heating; financial and planning permission issues; eco living and architectural design.
Charlie Luxton, sustainable architectural designer and presenter of More4’s ‘Building the Dream’, and Julia Kendell, interior design expert and co-presenter of ITV’s ’60 Minute Makeover’, will be returning to the Midlands’ home show to inspire the audience with invaluable advice and information on current industry trends.
Visitors will have a wide variety of seminars and masterclasses to choose from at the Selfbuild Theatre sponsored by PTO Education and the Home Improvement Theatre. Members from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be present at the Ask the Architects zone to provide professional assistance for those undertaking a building project, no matter the stage of their plans. The experienced team from RIBA will guide visitors and answer any questions or concerns they may have.
The one-to-one Design Consultations services held by skilled architects from Oakwrights, the oak framed home company, and a team of self-build experts from Potton Design Lounge, renowned for building sustainable timber homes, are also expected to generate significant interest among visitors. These organisations will offer customers one-to-one sessions on how to make better use of their building materials to ensure that their project stays within budget.
Attendees in search of novel ideas on how to enhance their home decor can book free consultations with the Dulux Design team who will provide them with tips and suggestions about the latest colour schemes and wall coverings at the Interior Design & Decorating Clinic.
Oakwrights, a specialist in oak framed houses, will have its craftsmen offering 20 minute bespoke consultations with visitors at the Oakwrights Design Lounge for those interested in wood framing and encapsulation services. With a mix of traditional skills and innovative technology, the craftsman is able to meet the most precise homeowner requirements.
Oakworth Homes, a certified timber frame manufacturer, is also returning to the exhibition with its full size timber house display to provide visitors with an impression of what their future home could look like should they opt for this sustainable structure. A two story stripped-back installation will be set up at the event to offer show attendees a guided tour experience with the company’s trusted advisors.
Velux, a leading manufacturer and supplier of roof windows, will advise visitors on the best way to add light and space in their house. The specialists will talk customers through the business’ smart design and energy efficient product features which can help create a warm and comfortable home environment.
Sally Tagg will be present at the Planning Clinic together with employees from Foxley Tagg to inform consumers on the key steps to bear in mind throughout their development or new build. They will be available to advise homebuilders and renovators with all stages of the application process, pointing out major pitfalls to avoid.
At the Ask the Experts area, show attendees will receive guidance and suggestions from experienced property specialists including Michael Holmes (editor-in-chief of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine); Jason Orme (editor of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine); David Snell (Homebuilding & Renovating magazine’s self-build and plot finding expert); Chris Reeves (chartered builder and lawyer); Hugo Tugman (architectural designer and Real Homes magazine design expert); Tim Pullen (eco expert at Homebuilding & Renovating magazine); Bob Bromsgrove (chartered surveyor and builder); Mark Brinkley (self-build expert and author of the House Builder’s Bible) and Andy Perkins (renewable and sustainable heating expert).
The Home Security Advice Centre is making its awaited comeback for all homeowners concerned about the safety of their property. The team of experts from Secured by Design will make proprietors aware of the different bespoke protection and surveillance methods, applications, products and latest technologies available to avoid unwanted intrusions.
Standard tickets are £12 in advance or £18 on the door (children under 16 go free). For further information visit www.homebuildingshow.co.uk or call the ticket hotline on 0844 854 0503.