Media Release: The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show returning to the SECC

THE Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Scotland’s largest consumer exhibition for self-builders, home renovators and improvers, is back at the SECC on May 19 – 20 2012.

The show is the ideal place to get in touch with self-build experts. It also gives visitors the chance to source all the products, services and advice for building or renovating a dream home, under one roof – from heating, ventilation and restoration to eco homes, home automation and timber frame structure.

There will be over 140 exhibitors, 20 per cent of which are new to the show, offering advice on all areas of self-build and renovation.

The exhibition will be full of informative features, thousands of dream home ideas and hundreds of plots and renovation opportunities.

Building professionals can hear about a range of innovative solutions to help builders and small developers improve profitability, whilst managing projects efficiently.

Experts will be on hand to offer free guidance and support to visitors looking to make their first home alterations as well as seasoned professionals in the art of self build, at:

Eight seminars each day. Hear experts life-experiences, avoid expensive mistakes and pick up practical tips.

Subjects include plot finding, introduction to planning permission and extension design ideas.

Twenty-four free masterclasses – led by exhibitors covering their area of expertise.

Topics will include eco homebuilding, smart homes and energy efficiency.

Ask the Experts – visitors can bring their plans, outline drawings or ideas and speak to one of the experts from Hombuilding & Renovating Magazine, including self-build experts, Mark Brinkley and David Snell, eco expert, Tim Pullen,.and TV presenter and seriel self-builder, Michael Holmes

Ask the Architects – no matter the stage or scale of your project, bring your plans to the Ask the Architects stand and talk free, one-to-one, to an architect and save yourself £100s on consultancy fees.

According to show organiser, Nick Noble, there has never been a better time to self-build.

He said: “With lower land prices and skilled labour becoming more available, this is a great time to self-build. Despite the economic gloom, self-builders are still very active, as illustrated by the fact that one in three new detached houses being built is a self-build project.”

The show is taking place at the SECC, Glasgow on 19 – 20 May 2012. Opening hours: Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 4.30pm.

For more information call 0844 581 1377 or visit

Advance tickets, which are valid for both days of the show, can be booked until 3pm on Friday May 18. Advance tickets £5. On the door tickets £8. Under-16s go free.


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