Visit Build It Live for a weekend of property inspiration with expert advice and real life stories

Discover cutting-edge products and meet award winning exhibitors at ‘Build It Live’

Hot on the heels of the Build It Awards 2023, which recognises excellence across the self build sector, Build It has announced dates for its 2024 live exhibitions. The first exhibition will take place at the Kent Show Ground in Detling near Maidstone on 24 and 25 February 2024.

Visitors to any of the Build It Live exhibitions will have the opportunity to meet with some of the UK’s top companies who between them specialise in supplying the very latest building products and services.

Exhibitors at the Kent show will include companies who have won awards at this year’s Build It Awards such as Welsh Oak Frame, who won ‘Best Oak Framed Home’ (pictured above). Kloeber UK will also be exhibiting and received the award for the best joinery product at this year’s awards for their door ‘UberFront’. Find out about all the award-winning companies exhibiting at the Kent show including previous winners of the Build It Awards here.

Each interactive show is organised by the experts at Build It Magazine and are designed to help find everyday solutions to perfectly manage your home building or renovation project.

‘Build it Live’ is ideal for anyone looking for inspiration and free practical advice from experts to get your next home project underway.

‘Build It Live’ offers unrivalled free one to one advice sessions from experts who can help answer questions at the advice clinics, at daily demonstrations, seminars and workshops.

It’s very easy to drop into any of the specific advice clinics where help is at hand from experts who can help answer specific questions about your own project including:

  • The Heating Advice Clinic
  • Basement Advice Clinic
  • Extension Advice Clinic
  • Build cost Clinic

All self builds start with a hunt for the perfect plot so why not secure a plot with a visit to the ‘The Land Zone’ at Build It Live which incorporates Build It’s, the UK’s free online plot finding service. This area gives visitors all they need to know about finding land across the UK along with a gallery of currently available plots of land in the region plus the latest service-plot projects across the UK.

‘Build It Live’ in Kent offers a whole weekend of exciting self build inspiration with a chance to see all the latest home and building technology from suppliers who will be showcasing 1000’s of products at the Kent Event Centre.

Each show gives visitors the opportunity to:

  • Meet 100s of key suppliers – speak to them face-to-face & quiz them on how they can help you
  • Browse 1000s of products – source the right materials for your project
  • Attend FREE seminars, workshops and demonstrations – listen to experts discuss everything from planning permission to finding land
  • Ask Our Experts the questions that are weighing on your mind
  • Gain financial and cost saving advice from leading companies and industry professionals
  • Get advice on heating your home, designing an extension and building a basement – and much more
  • Browse & secure plots around the UK at the Land Zone
  • Listen to real-life self builders discussing how they achieved their dream home
  • Head to the Sustainable Building Products Pavilion to browse the latest eco products
  • Get tips on how to be more creative with space

Where to buy tickets

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.

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.

For further information and to book tickets visit

Build It Live Shows in 2024:

The Kent Event Centre (Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JF) which takes place on 24 – 25 February 2024

Bicester Heritage on 8 and 9 June 2024 (Bicester Heritage Event Centre (ex RAF Bicester), Buckingham Road, Bicester. Please use postcode: OX26 5HA

Westpoint Arena, Exeter on 7 and 8 September 2024 

Press enquiries for interview, press tickets, high resolution images, self build case studies or to arrange free ticket reader offers contact to Caroline Edmunds at Pennington PR on 01892 616647 or email caroline(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)