2017 dates announced for Build It Live! in Kent

Now in its fifth year, Build it Live! will be at the award winning Kent Event Centre, within the Kent Showground, on 4 and 5 February 2017

The exhibition aims to provide a stress-free route to creating a truly individual home with the opportunity to meet experts who can provide invaluable advice and top tips on your own self build or renovation project.


Exhibitors include some of the UK’s most innovative suppliers who offer not only cutting-edge technology but also a choice of traditional and eco-friendly products.

Architects and other independent experts will be offering one-to-one free advice on how to turn a project into reality including how to find land, what is possible with and without planning permission and how to ensure you have the right design.

At the show there will be a number of specialist areas including:

Self Builders’ Own Stories Live –  Gain inspiration and confidence from Build It readers who have realised their self build dreams.  Hear their stories in the live theatre on the show floor.

The Naked House – See a section of a new build as it comes together after ‘1st fix’ – a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork and underfloor heating, to the roof trusses and floor joists!

Plotsearch Zone – Tips on searching for plots, access to PlotSearch, the UK’s premier live online database plus a gallery of current available plots in the South East.

Self Build Academy – FREE taster sessions from the Self Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self builders.

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.

Find a Builder – Talk to the Federation of Master Builders who can guide you through the process of finding the right builder for your project.  Access their database of trusted builders in your area.

NEW! Infinity Smart Homes Zone – Immerse yourself in a fully working Smart Home environment. Visit this special automation lounge, run by Infinity and experience an interactive Smart Home installation.  See the benefits of an automated home – from zoned heating & lighting, automated shading, appliance control, access & security plus home cinemas. Experts will be on hand to offer guidance in a special Smart Homes Advice Clinic.

NEW! 3D Home Design demos – Visit the Build It 3D Home Designer stand for a FREE 20 minute demonstration of how to visualise your home project in 3D. Sessions run on the hour between 11am and 4pm each day.


For further information and to book tickets visit

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

All paying visitors will receive a copy of the latest issue of Build It Magazine worth £4.50 when they visit the show

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