Larger than ever pool of hands-on property specialists to inspire visitors

As the property market has strengthened over the past year, the updated National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, is returning in full force to the NEC, Birmingham from 26-29 March 2015 with a record number of over 15 self-build, renovation and home improvement specialists. Homeowners planning to undertake an ambitious house project such as remodelling, extending, constructing a new dwelling from scratch or revamping their existing property will find more tailored inspiration and specialist guidance to pursue their plans than ever before.

Throughout the four day exhibition, visitors will have access to the latest products on the market, services and innovations from over 500 exhibitors and one to one consultations to discuss tailor made project ideas. They will also be able to attend free seminars held by experts and masterclasses on topics including sustainable heating; financial and planning permission issues; eco living and architectural design.

Charlie Luxton, sustainable architectural designer and presenter of More4’s Building the Dream, and Julia Kendell, interior design expert and co-presenter of ITV’s 60 Minute Makeover, will be returning to the Midlands’ home show to inspire the audience with invaluable advice and information on current industry trends.

Visitors will have a wide variety of seminars and masterclasses to choose from at the Selfbuild Theatre. Members from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be present at the Ask the Architects zone to provide professional assistance for those undertaking a building project, no matter the stage of their plans. The experienced team from RIBA will guide visitors and answer any questions or concerns they may have.

The one-to-one Design Consultations services held by skilled architects are also expected to generate significant interest among visitors. These organisations will offer customers one-to-one sessions on how to make better use of their building materials to ensure that their project stays within budget.

Attendees in search of novel ideas on how to enhance their home decor can book free consultations about the latest colour schemes and wall coverings at the Interior Design & Decorating Clinic.

Sally Tagg will be present at the Planning Clinic together with her team to inform consumers on the key steps to bear in mind throughout their development or new build. They will be available to advise homebuilders and renovators with all stages of the application process, pointing out major pitfalls to avoid.

At the Ask the Experts area, show attendees will receive guidance and suggestions from experienced property specialists including Michael Holmes; Jason Orme; David Snell; Chris Reeves; Hugo Tugman; Tim Pullen; Bob Bromsgrove; Mark Brinkley and Andy Perkins.

The Home Security Advice Centre is making its awaited comeback for all homeowners concerned about the safety of their property. The team of experts will make proprietors aware of the different bespoke protection and surveillance methods, applications, products and latest technologies available to avoid unwanted intrusions.

Standard tickets are £12 in advance or £18 on the door (children under 16 go free). For further information visit or call the ticket hotline on 0844 854 0503

Photo 1 - Please credit photographer Steve Burden Photo 6 - Julia Kendell Photo 2 - Please credit photographer Steve Burden