The number of new homes registered to be built within the London region has reached more than 5,500 - a 58% increase compared to 3,549 last year - according to recent reports from The National Housebuilding Council.
To help identify, appraise and secure the perfect plot to turn their property ambitions into reality, for the first time this year, visitors to the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show, returning to ExCeL from 4-6 October 2019, will be supported by masterclasses from the Land Hub, a self-build stage in collaboration with Plotfinder and Potton’s Self-Build Academy.
The show will also see the return of Sian Astley, lady-builder and project manager for BBC2’s ‘Your Home Made Perfect’ alongside Jo Dyson, property renovator, interiors specialist and founding partner of home design consultancy Mae House Design.
Ms Astley will tackle themes ranging from fresh design ideas, cost-effective styling, and mixing traditional style with a contemporary edge, to underfloor heating and insulation, drawing upon her extensive knowledge accumulated over 23 years. Ms Dyson will offer a talk on re-modelling, re-designing and restoring the home to people who wish to transform a house into a home, by applying her know-how amassed over numerous construction ventures as well as a family background in property.
The show will offer information on a vast range of topics including renovating, building your own home, extensions and conversions, eco and heating, doors and windows, and more, discussed extensively by specialists at over 45 free seminars and masterclasses.
Self-builders and renovators who are keen to run their ideas past industry-leading property experts are encouraged to visit the Ask the Expert area inside The Advice Centre, sponsored by Internorm, Europe’s leading windows and doors manufacturer. Specialists include Michael Holmes (director of content and product development for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine); Jason Orme (editorial director of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine); Bob Branscombe (building expert); David Hilton (eco expert); Sally Tagg (planning expert); Tom McSherry (finance expert), and Mariana Pedroso (interiors expert).
This section will also house the Ask the Builder zone, where members of the Federation of Master Builders will offer tips to visitors on hiring accredited construction workers.
All attendees can navigate their way on site with the help of the show app, available on iPhone and Android. They will be able to schedule and receive alerts for key seminars and masterclasses, browse through the list of professionals available at the Advice Centre, and access the latest offers and information.
For further information and ticket prices visit www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/london