The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show is set to help homeowners tackle DIY to turn a property into a home

The South East has seen the largest housebuilding growth within the UK, according to figures from Stone Real Estate, which compared constructed properties to the average population growth in the region. To enable people to continue fulling their property aspirations, the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, sponsored by IdealCombi, is returning to Sandown Park, Surrey between 27-28 June with practical advice and the latest products and services to address their needs.​

An essential knowledge resource with expertise from more than 230 exhibitors and 24 free daily seminars and masterclasses, the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show will cover a wide range of industries including kitchens; bathrooms; doors and windows; extensions and conversions; eco and heating; architecture; design; financial services; planning permission, and many more.

Visitors who wish to discuss their plans, drawings and budgets with UK-leading property experts are encouraged to visit the Ask the Expert area inside The Advice Centre. This drop-in clinic offers personalised, impartial advice from property specialists Michael Holmes and Jason Orme; building expert Bob Branscombe; eco expert David Hilton, and self-build expert Allan Corfield

The Advice Centre also hosts the Ask the Builder zone, where members of the Federation of Master Builders will offer advice to visitors on locating and hiring legitimate tradespeople. For those interested in learning more about the design, planning and construction process, the Ask the Architect area is also an essential zone within The Advice Centre, in which chartered specialists from RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) will extend tailored guidance and support via one-on-one sessions.

A crucial element of starting a home improvement project is obtaining planning permission. At The Planning Clinic, Sally Tagg and her team of experts from Foxley Tagg will offer updated information on current regulations and laws, which will help people progress with their application.

One-day tickets are £8 in advance or £12 on the door (children under 16 go free.) For further information visit or call the ticket hotline on 0871 230 1086 (calls cost 15p per minute plus network extras). A £1.50 transaction fee applies.