Build It Live South East will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th February 2022 at the award-winning Kent Event Centre, providing a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance all under one roof to thousands of visitors.
If you’re planning a self-build, renovating a property or looking to add light, space or value to your current home, then a trip to Build It Live South East will be an essential part of your preparation. Brought to you by Build It Magazine, the UK’s longest running, most focused self-build title, Build It Live brings the magazine’s indispensable monthly custom home building, DIY and renovation advice to life.
What’s on at Build It Live South East:
100’s of Exhibitors
Meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers, see thousands of products on display and specify the right items for your project.
Free Workshops and Seminars
Build It Live features dozens of daily FREE demonstrations, seminars and workshops. From eco-friendly construction techniques, to securing a plot for your build, our interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction.
Ask Our Experts
Meet Build It’s team of industry experts, with decades of knowledge and experience under their belts. Ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success. Make sure you book a session early in the day, for a FREE face-to-face consultations with some of the most experienced names in the self-build and renovation industry.
The Naked House
See a cut-away show home at ‘1st-fix’ – a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork to underfloor heating.
Make sure you visit Build It Live’s new Land Zone to discover the various routes to finding the right plot for your build. The Land Zone will offer valuable tips for finding land including a gallery of available plots plus information about the latest custom build (serviced plots) projects across the UK.
Self-Builders’ Own Stories Live
Gain inspiration and confidence from Build It readers who have already realised their self-build dreams. Hear their stories, ask them questions and gain tips on how to avoid common pitfalls. To see some of the real life self builder’s will be speaking at Build It Live South East.
Heating Advice Clinic
By popular demand, visit our brand new Heating Advice Clinic, to help you decide on the best heat source for your home!
Build Cost Clinic
Book an appointment and discuss your project with an expert estimator, to start to better understand how much it will cost to build the home of your dreams.
Find A Builder Clinic
Let the experts guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project (and avoid the cowboys!) Top tips on the do’s and don’ts of hiring tradesmen. Running in association with the Accreditus Register.
Basement Advice Clinic
Want to add space and value to your home, but worried about losing garden space? Find out how a basement could be the perfect option for you at our new Basement Advice Clinic!
Self Build Academy
Free taster sessions from the Self-Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self-builders.
Eco Building Advice
Hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice on a range of issue including renewable energy and environmentally friendly building techniques.
Striking Glazing Options
The show offers a wide variety of glazing manufacturers demonstrating a huge range of bifold and sliding doors, French doors, windows, contemporary & traditional front doors, and rooflights. From kitchen extension to a whole new build, meet over 20 specialist suppliers all under one roof to create a wonderfully bright and airy home!