Major concerns weighing on the property sector amid continued Brexit uncertainty were quashed at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2019, taking place between 28-31 March at the NEC, which welcomed 19 per cent of trade visitors and more consumer pre-registrations than ever before, and amassed a total of 34,300 people attending the event.
Strong exhibitor interest in the event demonstrated that suppliers of products and services are increasingly finding healthy opportunities within the self-build and renovating market and largely remain undeterred by economic instability. This positive outlook was further evident through the aspirations of self-builders and renovators themselves, with over 80 per cent of visitors anticipating a live project being underway within the next 12 months, an average project spend of £123,695, and each visitor spending an average of 4.4 hours at the event.
Consumers were also looking to enhance their knowledge and skills on everything from finding and buying a building plot and creating a brief, to planning and project management. The best-attended seminars included those on home improvements to kitchens and bathrooms, while group sessions at the new Land Hub stage were also a huge success.
Nick Noble, commercial & events director at Future PLC, says: ‘The show continues to reinforce its relevance to a growing trade as well as consumer audience and we pride ourselves on remaining the first-choice event for suppliers of products and services in the construction industry. For the past decade, we have been resolute in collaborating with best-in-class exhibitors who satisfy the demands of our engaged, motivated visitors, and we’re confident that 2020 will exceed our expectations again as, at this early stage, exhibitor bookings are at their highest to date.’
The Homebuilding & Renovating Show still has a calendar of events spanning the UK this year. The shows will also be visiting Glasgow from 1-2 June 2019, Surrey from 29-30 June 2019, London from 4-6 October 2019, Edinburgh from 19-20 October, Harrogate from 1-3 November 2019 and Somerset from 16-17 November.
For those who are planning their 2019 schedule and are aiming to interact with an audience serious about its self-build and renovation ventures, space on the floor is still available. For more details on upcoming exhibitions, visit www.homebuildingshow.co.uk or contact the sales team on 015274 834 418.