At Homebuilding & Renovating Show you will have the chance to see, touch and compare thousands of innovative products as well as meet hundreds of specialized suppliers and professionals related to architecture and interior design. If we are close to convince you don't stop reading, we've interviewed the organizers of the show to discover all the details for the next edition that will take place on September 25th-27th.
What are the new features of the upcoming show?
This year’s Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place at a new spacious and contemporary venue, ExCeL, London, and will host over 350 local and national exhibitors. This location will offer up to 30 per cent more floor space at the event compared to last year’s event and will have the capacity to host over 20,000 visitors, a 20 per cent increase on 2014. In addition, the show will commemorate 25 years of publishing home creation and transformation ideas, tips and resources through its Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Britain’s best-selling self-build publication and part of the Centaur Home Interest portfolio. The magazine is focused on providing inspiration and advice for self-build, custom build and renovation projects with information on relevant products and expertise from specialist companies. Lastly, Gabrielle Blackman, BBC’s ‘DIY SOS’ interior specialist, will be making her debut on the London show expert panel to provide attendees with inspiration, advice and recommendations on how to tackle architectural and interior innovations.
3 reasons to visit Homebuilding & Renovating
Whether extending, undertaking a conversion, remodelling or building a home from scratch, the exhibition is a one-stop shop for everyone’s needs. From kitchens; bathrooms; home electronics; garden; interiors and flooring to design; finance; energy sustainability; restoration and legal issues, visitors will be able to receive valuable guidance for every type of project and enjoy debates and analysis on the issues that matter to them.
Individual interactive sessions with over 20 property specialists will be available at the Ask the Experts zone, where attendees can show their plans and discuss ideas with: Charlie Luxton (sustainable architectural designer and presenter of More 4’s new ‘Building the Dream’ series); Julia Kendell, interior design expert and co-presenter of ITV’s ‘Rebuild Our Home’; 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); Douglas Kent (expert in the care and repair of period properties); Bob Branscome (chartered surveyor and builder); Chris Reeves (Homebuilding & Renovating magazine’s Legal Expert and chartered builder and lawyer); Mark Brinkley (author of the Housebuilder’s Bible) and Andy Perkins (renewable and sustainable heating expert).
Throughout the three-day event, visitors will have access to free in-depth seminars and masterclasses hosted by the UK’s leading property experts and companies.
Benefits to exhibit here?
Based on the show’s strategic move of changing its location to ExCeL, the exhibition is set to attract thousands more visitors to its new spacious and conveniently located venue. Secondly, it’s become apparent in the past year that particularly in the South-East the self-build market is booming and in general, visitor home renovation and self-build budgets have steadily increased, which is indicative of the property industry as it stands. Through these shows, the aim is to deliver all the advice, products and services required for customers to initiate or complete their housing projects under one roof. As a result, this event in the capital city is already attracting exhibitors from all around the UK.
What makes Homebuilding & Renovating different to other similar events?
The Homebuilding & Renovating Shows are the UK’s largest self-build and renovating events which are targeted towards this audience to address their specific needs. 86 per cent of the audience have a live project on its way so the event is a great place to interact with others who are going through a similar experience and can share their tips and recommendations.
What is the visitors profile?
Visitors are people who are willing to invest budgets into building a new home from scratch or revamping their current property by renovating, extending, adding a conversion and just undertaking general cosmetic improvements.
Some participation results from the last edition
A previous regional exhibition, The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, which took place in Sandown Park in Surrey from 27-28 June experienced a 22 per cent rise in visitors compared to last year, with over 7,630 visitors looking either to build their own home or refurbish their existing property to capitalise on the surging property market. The successful exhibition featured around 185 local and national companies including Oakwrights, AGA Rangemaster and Dulux Design Service, with 75 per cent of the space for the next event in 2016 already rebooked. The average spend on a project was within the region of £140,000.
In addition, there was a 12 per cent increase in visitors from last year who had a budget of over £500,000 to spend on their projects. 85 per cent of attendees registered at the event to source new products and equipment in the market and find specialist suppliers to help them carry out their projects.