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About the National Self Build & Renovation Centre

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre has been built on a scale unseen in the UK. You may never have thought about what goes into building or renovating a home. So much of the knowledge needed is hidden from view or littered with jargon. But here you can walk through exhibits that lay bare and contrast the various methods of building in exploded detail.

What’s more we will provide you with headphones for an in-depth guided audio tour of the Centre to help you get right into the detail!

Centre Plan

What's in the National Self Build & Renovation Centre?

within the centre there are many features including

The Potton Show House

The Potton Show House

Full of character on the outside, packed with up-to-the-minute technology on the inside, Potton’s full sized home is an inspiration to self build whatever your tastes. It shows that building a beautiful new home with all the space you’ll ever need can be within everyone’s grasp.

The Renovation Zone

The Renovation Zone

At first glance this is one of the worst wrecks you’ll ever see – damp, leaky guttering, rotten timbers, damaged brick and stone work – this house has the lot. Take a walk through though and see this old property come to life before your very eyes and ears – the audio guide on your headphones will give you the expert low-down on what’s in front of you.

The Design Centre

The Design Centre

See hundreds of house, kitchen and bathroom designs - all in one place to inspire you!

The Trade Village

The Trade Village

Over 240 companies feature products and services covering everything needed to build or renovate your home.

The Educational Journey

The Educational Journey

These life sized exhibits show how a property is constructed from foundations to internal finishes.

The Plotsearch Theatre

The Plotsearch Theatre

Learn about buying land or a property wreck - and search 6,000 plots and properties for sale!

Seminar Theatre

Seminar Theatre

Special Events and Seminars, Look out for events and seminars to learn everything you need for a successful project!

Trade Card Stand

Trade Card

Chat to our advisors and learn how to save £1000's on building materials.

Trade Referral Desk

Trade Referral Desk

Need a plumber in Plymouth or a Builder in Birmingham? Visit here to find a trade.

Shop and Cafe

Shop and Cafe

Relax in our cafe serving hot snacks and drinks all day or browse the many titles on all aspects of house building in our bookshop. The cafe is open 11am - 3pm.

Design and Planning Desk

Design and Planning Desk

Here you can ask about planning permission, property design and building regulations you need to follow.

Technical help desk

Technical Help Desk

Our panel of experts are on hand to answer any self build or renovation questions which you may have.

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