The Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show: WIN TICKETS

If you’re in the market to spruce up your home or embark on a self-build journey, head along to The Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show, returning to Sandown Park, Surrey from 29-30 June 2013.

From daily seminars through to masterclasses and exhibitor consultations, visitors will receive guidance on how to build their own property or renovate an existing one, as well as discover the latest trends, products and pioneering eco technologies. The UK’s leading property experts such as Michael Holmes, editor-in-chief of Homebuilding and Renovating magazine, will be available for free individual appointments to discuss self-building, home remodelling, design, sustainability, planning permission and even financial recommendations.

New to the show this year is Bob Branscombe, one of the UK’s leading chartered surveyors, who recently worked on the Shard, Europe’s highest building. He will be bringing his knowledge of project and cost control to his free seminar daily sessions. With over 25 years experience in both self-build and construction, Bob still remains excited and enthused by all buildings and harnesses a longtime obsession with hands on self-building.

For the first time, internationally renowned paint brand, Dulux, is offering a free design service to provide visitors with interior decor suggestions, as well as showcasing the hottest trends and paint colours for 2013.

If it’s an oak framed home you are looking for, bring along your building proposals to the Oakwrights Design Consultation Service on stand 585 and receive tips from a dedicated team of experienced and creative designers who will help you turn your plans into a workable frame.

Alternatively, visit the Kingspan Potton Lounge for further bespoke designs and technical ideas on building a house – from minimalist to country cottage styles, Potton caters for your personal taste and budget.

Planning permission is often a worry when building or renovating your home so come along to The Planning Clinic hosted by Sally Tagg, Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine planning expert. She will be on hand to inform visitors about the ins and outs of building regulations, to help avoid costly mistakes and pitfalls.

Visitors will be able to attend free daily seminars and masterclasses led by key experts within the industry covering every aspect of homebuilding including design, self-build, extensions, remodelling, renewable technologies, budgets and legal issues.

Head along to The Ask the Experts area for a free 15 minute one-to-one consultation with the show experts and key professional bodies to discuss how to develop and improve your plans from start to finish.

This year the expert panel includes a strong line-up of industry property specialists including Michael Holmes (editor-in-chief of Homebuilding and Renovating magazine and home improvement expert), Jason Orme (editor of Homebuilding and Renovating magazine and self-build expert), Sally Tagg (planning projects expert at Homebuilding and Renovating magazine), David Snell (plot finding expert), and Tim Pullen (eco expert at Homebuilding and Renovating magazine).

For specialist recommendations and advice, stop by the Ask the Architects stand where a team of certified ASBA architects will guide you throughout the entire build process, from plot finding to exterior design, refurbishment and home extension advice.

Refresh your DIY skills by visiting the Tricks of the Trade live demonstrations hosted by DIY Doctor, Mike Edwards. Learn top tips to help you through your renovations from tiling, plastering and plumbing to the best way to source a reputable tradesman.

For further information visit Standard tickets are £8 in advance or £12 on the door (children under 16 go free) – call the ticket hotline on 0845 851 1377.
Opening times: Sat 29 June 10:00am – 17:00
Sun 30 June 10:00am – 16.30pm

Showhome are pleased to give away free tickets to the show. Each pair of tickets is worth £16. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Where is The Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show being held?

Send your replies to by Friday 14th June 2013.

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