THE NATIONAL Homebuilding & Renovating Show – with a record number of over 15 self-build, renovation and home improvement specialists – is coming to Birmingham’s NEC from March 26 to 29 – and The Observer has got 20 pairs of tickets to give away.
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 sponsored by Internorm 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 sponsored by PTO Education and the Home Improvement 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.
At the Ask the Experts area, show attendees will receive guidance and suggestions from experienced property specialists including 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); Chris Reeves (chartered builder and lawyer); Hugo Tugman (architectural designer and Real Homes magazine design expert); Tim Pullen (eco expert at Homebuilding & Renovating magazine); Bob Bromsgrove (chartered surveyor and builder); Mark Brinkley (self-build expert and author of the House Builder’s Bible) and Andy Perkins (renewable and sustainable heating expert).
Standard tickets are £12 in advance or £18 on the door (children under 16 go free). For further information visit www.homebuildingshow.co.uk or call the ticket hotline on 0844 854 0503.
To be in with a chance of winning one of our 20 pairs of tickets just answer the following simple question:
Q: Where is the national Homebuilding & Renovation Show being held?
Send your answer, on a postcard, with your name, address and daytime details to: National Homebuilding & Renovation Competition, The Observer, 45 The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4BL.
Or e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for entries is Friday, March 13.