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Build It Live Returns to Bicester in 2024


Start planning your dream home with Build It Live

Proud to be the UK’s most practical self-build exhibition, Build It Live returns to Bicester on 8th and 9th June, packed with everything you need to make your dream a reality.

For over 30 years, Build It magazine has provided its readers with expert advice and inspiration, whether they are looking to renovate, extend or build from the ground up. Build It Live brings this to life over three annual exhibitions, showcasing thousands of incredible products over one unmissable weekend. What can you expect at Bicester this June?

Amazing companies on show

Making decisions that are right for you and your project is often easier face-to-face, and hundreds of local and nationwide manufacturers are on hand to help, with offerings to suit every budget and style, from the traditional to the cutting edge. These friendly and knowledgeable exhibitors are experts in every area of self-build, from heating and ventilation, doors and windows to build systems, bathrooms and kitchens, and green solutions. There are even hot tubs and swimming pools for those looking for something extra special.

Quiz the experts

If you’re in need of a more in-depth chat with an expert, one-to-one sessions are available throughout the weekend on subjects like planning, eco homes, renovating period properties, finance, architecture, heating, renewables and ventilation. Come along with any plans and questions and take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

Check out the free seminars and workshops

Running over both days, these seminars have been designed by experts to give visitors the knowledge to take control of their project. Topics will include design, the self-build process, energy solutions, adding space and value, project management and finding land. There’s no need to book, but make sure to arrive early for a good spot!

Specialist clinics

Led by an expert in their field, these drop-in clinics cover heating, extensions, basements and build costs. Drop by anytime for a chat and take the opportunity to try out any products you’ve got your eye on.

Land zone

Brought to you by, visit the land zone for tips on finding land. While you’re there, why not browse the selection of live listings from the local area and around the UK and secure your very own piece of land?

Don’t miss out on this invaluable weekend. Standard tickets are £12, but as an OX Home reader, claim your pair of complimentary tickets by visiting


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