Build It Live returns to Bicester in Oxfordshire on 10 and 11 June 2017

One of the UK’s most popular self build and renovation shows ‘Build It Live’ will return to Bicester, Oxfordshire on 10 and 11 June 2017.

Build It Live brings together industry experts, exhibitors and individuals looking to build their own home, renovate an old house or add space to their current home.

The show will also provide plenty of inspiration for home owners looking to add a new look to the outside of their home as a number of exhibitors will be offering bifold doors, sliding doors, French doors, windows, contemporary and traditional entrance doors and roof lights.

There will be a choice of 9 free seminars each day plus a series of workshops covering topics such as choosing and working with an architect, how to fund your self build project, choosing windows and doors, heating your home and finding the right builder.

Leading companies including Potton Homes and Oak Framed Building experts Oakwrights and Carpenter Oak will have experts on hand to discuss individual self build projects.

The Graven Hill Zone is unique to Build It Live Bicester and visitors to the show can find out about self build and custom build opportunites at Graven Hill but can also reserve a plot at the show!

At the show there will be a number of specialist areas including:

THE NAKED HOUSE – See a cut-away show home at ‘1st fix’– a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork and underfloor heating, to the roof trusses and floor joists.

SELF BUILDERS’ OWN STORIES LIVE –  Gain inspiration and confidence from Build It readers who have realised their self build dreams.  Hear their stories in the live theatre on the show floor.

ECO BUILDING ADVICE – Hear how to build as sustainable home and gain one to one advice on a range of issue including renewable energy and environmentally friendly building techniques.

GRAVEN HILL ZONE – If you’d like to find out more about the opportunities to self or custom build your own home on Graven Hill in Bicester, come along to the Graven Hill Zone at Build It Live.   See the various plots that are available as well as the self and custom build options and find out how to reserve a plot and gain a ‘plot passport’.

NSBRC PAVILLION – Meet experts from the National Self Build & Renovation Centre and their partners who can offer general impartial advice on your self build & renovation as well as talk you through their extensive educational courses.


Talk to the Federation of Master Builders who can guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project via their database of trusted tradesmen in your area.


Visit the Build It 3D Home Designer stand for a FREE 20 minute demonstration of how to visualise your home project in 3D.


Book an appointment with an estimator to start to better understand how much it will cost to build the home of your dreams.


Fancy doing some of the work yourself? Identify the right tools for your project. Power & hand tools from major brands at great show prices!

For further information and to book tickets visit

Tickets are now on sale via the website.  Standard ticket price will be £12 per person.  Children under 16 are admitted free with an accompanying adult, and do not require a ticket.

All paying visitors will receive a copy of the latest issue of Build It Magazine worth £4.50 when they visit the show