2018 exhibition dates announced for Build It Live

Build It Live South East will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018 and for a second successive year will be held at the award-winning Kent Event Centre.

The exhibition will provide a whole weekend of inspiration all under one roof, including expert guidance for anyone planning a self-build, renovating a property or looking to add light, space or value to theircurrent home.

What to expect from a visit to Build It Live South East

Visitors can meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers and see thousands of products including oak frame building solutions, door and window ideas, the latest in underfloor heating, bricks and roof tiles, staircases and kitchens.

Free workshops and seminars

Build It Live features dozens of FREE live daily seminars and workshops all weekend. From eco-friendly construction techniques, to securing a plot for your build, or simply learning from real self-builders who have already completed their projects, our interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction.

Ask the experts

Meet experts from Build It Magazine, ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success. The Ask Our Experts zone is extremely popular, so make sure you book a session early in the day if you would like a FREE face-to-face consultation.

Take a look inside a build

In the Naked House you’ll be able to see a section of a new build home as it comes together. Get first-hand insight into how products and materials are installed, from insulating concrete formwork (ICF) to underfloor heating.

Find your dream plot

Make sure you visit the PlotSearch Zone for some expert one-to-one advice on finding the right plot for your build. Receive valuable tips for finding land, from the experts at PlotSearch, the UK’s largest and most accurate live online database of genuine self-build land, renovation & conversion opportunities.

Eco building advice

Hear how to build a sustainable home and gain one-to-one advice on a range of issues, including renewable energy and environmentally friendly building techniques.

Plan your visit

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

Open Saturday between 10am and 5pm and Sunday between 10am and 4.30pm. Tickets are valid on either day or can be used to attend on both days.

Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JF

For further information and to book tickets visit www.builditlive.co.uk

All paying visitors will receive a copy of the latest issue of Build It Magazine worth £4.65 when they visit the show

Build It Live takes place annually in three locations around the UK.  Each show is designed to help find solutions to manage a home building or renovation project.

  • Build It Live South East, Kent Event Centre:  3 – 4 February 2018
  • Build It Live North West, EventCity, Manchester:  17 – 18 February 2018
  • Build It Live Bicester, Oxfordshire:  9 – 10 June 2018