The National Self Build and Renovation centre at Lydiard Fields industrial park held it’s biggest show of the year on the last weekend of the year where over 2,500 people looking to build their own home or renovate an existing property had the chance to see what’s on offer from national companies and get advice from legal experts, architects, tradesmen and council representatives amongst others.
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre is the UK’s only permanent venue designed specifically to meet the needs of anyone looking to undertake a self build, renovation or home improvement project. The centre has 3 full size exhibition houses on permanent display, as well as educational areas featuring an array of displays covering everything from ground works and foundations, to building systems and roof types, plus a full-scale renovation house, that takes visitors through the journey of a major renovation project.
There were more than 200 stands displaying the latest innovative products and services.
Centre managing director Harvey Fremlin said: “We hold regular events throughout the year, but this is definitely our biggest. It gave people a chance to talk to exhibitors and architects about everything needed to get started on a building or renovation project. And it was a huge success throughout the weekend with packed theatres and queues of people wanting to talk to the experts.”
Members of the Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey team were on hand to open the event, cutting the ‘ribbon’ to the main theatre stage in the entrance area with their mascot Willie Wildcat.