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Claim your 2 free tickets to Build It Live Bicester!

The last 18 months have been a challenging time for many people looking to create an individual home. Self builders and renovators have had to make big purchasing decisions without the benefits of face-to-face advice, or the ability visit showrooms and physically test out products like sliding doors, eco products and smart home systems in person.

Well, that’s about to change: the UK’s most practical self build and renovation event is back! Build It Live gives you the chance to experience first-hand how products look, what they feel like to use and – crucially – speak to experts in their fields as you make your specification decisions.

So come join our expert team, plus hundreds of reputable suppliers, and start moving your project forward!

Claim your free ticket for two by clicking here

What’s on at Build It Live Bicester?

Ask Our Experts

Our Build It magazine experts will be on hand all weekend giving FREE, impartial guidance on any part of your self build, renovation or home extension – without the sales pitch!

Don’t miss your chance to tap into the knowledge and experience of our professional planners, architects, project managers, sustainability experts and more. Their independent advice could save you £1,000s on consultancy fees!

So, bring your plans, ideas and questions along and make sure you get to the show early to book your one-on-one appointment.

The Naked House

Our first-fix cutaway home is inspired by the choices we made for Build It’s Self Build Education House.

From ICF blockwork to roofing, floor joists, windows and more, the Naked House gives you an unrivalled insight into what it takes to build your own home.

Meet 100's of Exhibitors

Build It Live gives you the chance to experience first-hand how products look, what they feel like to use and – crucially – speak to experts in their fields as you make your specification decisions.

So come join our expert team, plus hundreds of reputable suppliers and start moving your project forward!

Attend Free Seminars & Workshops

Build It Live offers a range of free workshops and seminars, each presented by leading suppliers and specialists from the self build sector. Each session focuses on specific problems and choices that self builders and renovators face every day.

Our sessions aim to answer your burning questions and help you progress with your project. Topics include everything from the benefits of ICF, to how much your dream home will cost, and even real accounts from self builders that have already achieved their dream home.

Specialist Clinics

Head to our Basement Advice Clinic for impartial advice on what you need to know to successfully build, extend or convert a basement; visit the Build Cost Clinic to book a consultation with a qualified, experienced estimator who can help you better understand how much it will cost to turn your plans into the home of your dreams.

Find the answers you need to make the most of your budget and add space, value and wow factor to your home at our dedicated Extensions Clinic, and explore the Heating Advice Clinic to decide on the best heating system for your home.

Get your tickets now!

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