Why visit?

Why visit Build It Live?

The Build It Live shows are the UK’s most practical self build exhibitions, which take place annually in three locations around the country. Our shows are the UK’s most essential self build and home renovating exhibitions and are brought to you by the experts who are also behind Build It magazine.

Designed to help you find everyday solutions to manage your home building or renovation project, the Build It Live shows offer bespoke advice, hundreds of exhibitors as well as plenty of products to browse, all in one place.


Build It Live Virtual Event, Online –  19-20 September 2020

Build It Live South East, Kent – 6-7 February 2021

Build It Live North West, EventCity, Manchester – 20-21 February 2021

Build It Live Bicester, Oxfordshire – 12-13 June 2021

If you’re planning a self build or looking to renovate a property, then a trip to Build It Live will be an essential part of your preparation. Our three annual shows provide a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance as well as real life stories.

Reasons to visit:

Book a one-to-one, bespoke consultation with one of our industry experts

Get tips on how to be creative with space

Meet 100’s of innovate suppliers including everything from windows to oak frame structures

See a section of a new build as it comes together after ‘1st fix’ at the Naked House

Attend FREE expert-led seminars and workshops covering a breadth of core topics

Listen to self builders taking about their real-life projects and ask them your questions

Visit the Land Zone source information as well as advice on finding the right plot for your build

Source the right heat product for your home in the Heating Advice Clinic

Book an appointment to discuss your project costs with an expert estimator

Let experts guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project

Talk to over 20 architects and designers, offering free advice as well as inspiration to guide you to the home of your dreams

For more reasons why you should visit, watch our video below to see what our previous visitors really thought of Build It Live:

Take a look at who’s exhibiting at the Build It Live Virtual Event, South East , North West and Bicester