According to the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), 14,000 homes will be built across the UK in the next year. For those considering this route, the annual Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, sponsored for the first time by Everest Home Improvements, is marking its anticipated return to Sandown Park, from 1-2 July 2017, with hands-on tips to help consumers succeed in their property ventures.
Across two full days, visitors can speak to over 220 exhibitors and access more than 500+ advice sessions, 20+ free masterclasses on essential topics which can tackle any problem, from implementing the latest intelligent security systems to funding a remodelling project.
Six resident property specialists will be on hand to help people with all building and renovating queries and leading companies will be exhibiting their latest ranges of services and products from an array of industries including architecture; design; financial topics; kitchens; bathrooms; doors and windows; lighting; heating; ventilation; planning permission and much more. The show venue will become a useful platform for all consumers who are facing similar challenges throughout all stages of their projects, as they can soak up advice and guidance and take inspiration from successful case studies.
Everest Home Improvements, a brand with over 50 years’ experience in fitting doors and double glazed windows, will be at stand O20 at the Southern event, after a successful exhibition at The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show in March. The company has helped over two million people enjoy warmer, safer and quieter homes, and will provide the same useful guidance at its stand.
Oakwrights Design Consultation Service, which combines traditional materials with contemporary ones that can add a distinctive touch to any home, will be offering free 20-minute consultations to those who are interested in discovering more about its bespoke oak framing and encapsulation service. It will provide insight around using oak materials and best practice, blending traditional skills with innovative technology.
The Advice Centre is a hub for one-on-one impartial guidance and this year self-builders can run their ideas past property specialists with years of experience in this field. In this zone, visitors can head to the Ask the Builder area and meet an expert for advice on their renovation project. All members of the Federation of Master Builders are vetted and inspected on joining to give visitors the confidence when looking for a builder. Visitors can also come along to the Ask the Architect area where they will receive first-hand knowledge and expertise from reputable members from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), who will be able to advise on how to tackle building challenges and take plans from start to finish.
To take on the issue of obtaining planning permission, Sally Tagg and her team of experts will be at the Planning Clinic to consult on how to make an application and jump through all the hoops in the process to those with a building or renovating project in mind. The Foxley Tagg specialists will update visitors on the latest rules, regulations and caveats to be aware of, saving self-builders time and money.
Visitors who are interested in 15-minute consultations with some of the UK’s pre-eminent property specialists, should head to the Advice Centre, which also features the Ask the Expert zone. Attendees will be able to discuss their building ideas with: Michael Holmes (director of content and product development for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine); Jason Orme (editorial director of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine); Tim Pullen (eco-expert of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine); Bob Branscombe (building expert of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine); Chris Reeves (Homebuilding & Renovating magazine’s legal expert and a chartered builder and lawyer) and Sally Tagg (an expert on planning permission).
Standard show tickets are £8 in advance or £12 on the door (children under 16 go free). For further information visit www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/surrey or call the ticket hotline on 0871 230 1086 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras).