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The Big Green Home Show 26th – 28th October 2012

The only eco-show for self builders and renovators

The Big Green Home Show is the UK’s biggest show for anyone wishing to make their home more eco-friendly; whether it involves retrofitting solar panels in order to generate you own heat, building a new zero-carbon home from scratch, or adding extra insulation to your loft. If you want to learn more about how to integrate these technologies into your home to save you money and ‘do your bit’, then be sure to attend.

Why Attend?

We all want to create better, greener and generally more efficient homes, but knowing where to start and how to make informed decisions on your eco project can often be a puzzle. To get the best advice and see the latest developments, make the Big Green Home Show your first port of call. Now in its 5th year the Big Green Home Show is building on the success of the past four years and the ever–increasing interest in all things eco.

At the show you’ll find scores of exhibitors, eager to enlighten you on products, materials, construction methods and finishes. You can join a walking tour of life-sized exhibits to brush up on a particular topic, sit in on an array of in-depth seminars, hear first hand how other like-minded self builders and home improvers got on or ask an expert for advice.

With so many industry experts, manufacturers and eco-seminars in one place, why waste your energy going anywhere else?


Green Deal Theatre – This theatre will host a variety of seminars that look at what the Green Deal is, what it means, how it works, who provides funding and the on-going liabilities.

How To Theatre - If you want a great introduction to eco issues and technologies including planning, finance, running a project yourself and the potential payback of your investments, then this is the ideal place for you to start. Topics include an introduction to eco technologies, green planning and legislation, how to finance your build and the principles of payback.

Case Study Theatre – Hear from like minded individuals about their real life projects and learn from other people’s experiences – the good, the bad and the ugly! Find out about the eco products and sustainable technologies that they incorporated in their project and discover what they learnt along the way.

Renewables Theatre - In this theatre you'll be able to really dig deep for information on all the eco technologies on the market at the moment, and perhaps even find out what new systems could be available soon. Find out what's new, what works and what is practical for your home: this is your opportunity to get the facts straight from the manufacturers.

Greener Living Theatre – The discussions in this theatre will cover various methods to make your home greener and more efficient. Highlights will include presentations on rainwater harvesting, wood burning stoves, living roofs, under floor heating and micro-combined heat & power.

Design & Fabric Theatre – Hear from the manufacturers direct on everything from timber frame, SIPs and ICF to insulation, building regs and roofing options, discover which low impact building method would best suit you and your project requirements.

Guided Tours

Eco Self Build Walking Tours – Join a walking seminar where the experts will talk you through the Eco Building process, explaining your options, answering your questions and sharing their experiences as they take you on a tour of the Centre’s permanent exhibits.

Eco Renovation Walking Tours – if you’re interested in renovating and retrofitting eco technologies, then be sure to join a group tour of the Renovation House, this interactive seminar will provide you with invaluable information of how to ‘green up’ an existing property.


We’re well known for having some of the best experts in the industry and we always like to provide visitors to the Big Green Home Show with as many experts to quiz as possible, and 2012’s Show is no exception as a fantastic group of experienced professionals will be on hand offering specialists advice and Q&A sessions.

Whether your questions are on eco design, retrofitting PV panels, buying materials, funding an eco project or getting planning permission, we’re confident we’ll have the right person here for you to speak to. Best of all, all appointments are free and on a first-come, first-served basis so you don’t have to worry about them getting booked up in advance!

If you have house plans or drawings already, then be sure to bring them in so our experts can give you as detailed advice as possible.


All of our exhibitors are chosen because of their strong product offering and their keenness to fully engage with the self build and renovation community. At this years Big Green Home Show, our exhibitors will be more heavily involved than ever before, so you’ll have every opportunity to pick their brains, regarding everything from insulation, PV and ICF to Rainwater Harvesting, Heat Pumps and Smart meters.


See what went on at last years Big Green Home Show

The Big Green Home Show 2012

The Big Green Home Show 2012

The Big Green Home Show 2012

The Big Green Home Show 2012

The Big Green Home Show 2012

The Big Green Home Show 2012

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