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The National Self Build & Renovation Centre

NSBRC The national Self Build and Renovation Centre created by BuildStore - opened its doors back in January 2007. Since then, more than 200,000 people have visited the Centre with many returning throughout their building programme.

Walk through two permanent houses, view cut-away foundations, floors, roofs, septic tanks and much, much, more. See the latest products to enhance your home or renovation project including lighting, sound systems, kitchens and flooring - there are 240+ suppliers in the Trade Village.

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Standard public opening hours: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm.
Monday: Closed for business conferencing

Every Friday @ 14:00 – 'Renovation House Tour'

If you are contemplating buying a dilapidated property, then our renovation tour will provide you with all the considerations you must take on board.  Our experts will take you through the key stages of a renovation project, taking you from dilapidation to completion.

Every Saturday @ 12:00 – 'Self Build Educational Tour' 

Take part in our Self Build Educational Tour and see our six life-sized exhibits that cover all the major stages of a building project. Learn everything you need to know about building your own property including: Groundworks, Foundations & Floors, Walls & Structures, External Options, Roofing and much much more.

The only such facility in Europe

This one-off visitor centre is the only such facility in Europe, designed specifically to meet the needs of self builders, renovators and home improvers. Our aim is to inspire, educate, and provide impartial advice for our visitors, as well as offering services and products from a wide range of selected Partners to help you all the way through your property project.

At 67,000 sq. ft. the Centre houses one of the largest permanent exhibition areas where thousands of products and services, from hundreds of manufacturers and suppliers, are on display. You’ll find everything from life-size exhibits in our Educational Zones that graphically demonstrate the myriad options available throughout the design and building phases of both a new build and a renovation project; to a range of products and services to help you find a plot, and finance and insure your project


View the Events Schedule here  |  FREE Entry Register on-line now

Whats on?

Ask An Architect
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These monthly events held in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are offering you the chance of a free personal consultation with an architect to discuss ideas for designing and building your own home or renovating or reconfiguring your existing home. To find out more click here.


Self Build Courses
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The National Self Build & Renovation Centre are delighted to offer a series of 3-day courses in self build, aimed at those people contemplating undertaking a property-building project.


Eco Workshops
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Talk to the experts about eco technologies, sustainability, low-carbon building and refurbishment – our eco expert will be joined by an array of industry experts to advise you on the eco issues of the day. To find out more click here.



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