The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (being held 22 – 24 September at the ExCeL) embraces the escalating demand for eco-conscious homeowners seeking to minimise the carbon footprint of their residences.
While the latest headlines report that the UK is missing climate targets and fewer homes were insulated last year under the government-backed scheme than the year before, interest in renewable energy is up by almost 33% according to a recent analysis of visitor surveys to the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show.
Visitors to the show are committed to making their homes more energy efficient amid soaring energy bills and the cost of living crisis, demonstrating their desire to be ahead of the curve and to enhance their knowledge and understanding. To assist them on how to improve their homes’ energy efficiency, the 2023 London Homebuilding & Renovating Show, sponsored by Dowsing & Reynolds, will feature two new masterclasses:
- Sustainable Home Design and Construction – Moving towards net zero, which focuses on creating a low-energy, eco-friendly home starting with taking the right approach to architectural design and siting by expert speakers Paul Testa and Allan Corfield.
- Heating, Ventilation and Renewables – How to Pick the Right Mix for Your Self-Build Project, which highlights the choice of different technologies available and cuts through the hype to help visitors establish a clear set of priorities for their projects by expert speaker David Hilton.
The Advice Centre, sponsored by Internorm, provides the opportunity for visitors to book one-on-one 15-minute sessions with the cast of homebuilding and renovating specialists under one roof.
BBC One’s ‘DIY SOS’ interior designer and kitchen design specialist Julia Kendell will be on hand to discuss all things kitchen; Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine’s specialists Michael Holmes, Jason Orme, Bob Branscombe, David Hilton and Sally Tagg will also be imparting their knowledge and expertise. Master Builder and broadcaster Andy Stevens, self-build expert Mark Stevenson, Buildstore’s finance expert Tom McSherry, and National Energy Foundation’s Head of Whole Home Retrofit Paul Ciniglio and Head of Development Sandra Hayes will be available to provide advice on an array of subject areas from the planning process to embarking on period renovations, refurbishments and building extensions.
A range of 50 inspiring talks across three days will take place at the Masterclass theatre, sponsored by Kitchens for DIY, the Self-Build theatre, sponsored by the Self Build Zone, and Korniche’s Home Improvement theatres, spearheaded by new talks during Home Energy Hour from the industry’s leading eco experts.
Over 250 exhibitors will be housed within the ExCeL show hall responding to visitor demand to see, touch and compare new products and services from many of the country’s leading industry suppliers.
The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show opens 10 am to 5 pm on 22 – 24 September.
A one-day ticket in advance costs £12.00 and under 16s go free.