Many of the following are regular events. You will need to check the web sites to find the latest information
in Birmingham NEC on 12-14 October
‘Openning doors to low energy refurbishment’ - Superhomes lists well over a hundred houses which have occasional open days.
The Ecobuild exhibition at ExCeL has become a major venue to see some of the best in green building products and services (and also one or two dinosaur companies pretending they have something green to offer). Also there are many good free seminars on a wide range of green build subjects. It is interesting to note however that there is increasing concern from the likes of the Green Building Forum about the real ‘green-ness’ of such events.
Green Build Expo in Manchester. Not particularly ‘self build’ but some interesting seminars and products for the self builder.
BuildStore’s National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon has a permanent exhibition and runs various self build courses.
The Homebuilding and Renovating Show – Regular regional exhibitions for self-build, renovation, conversion and home improvement.
All Energy – the renewable energy show in Aberdeen.
Grand Designs Live in London
Fintry Renewable Energy Show (FRESh ’09) was a two day show of how the village of Fintry, near Stirling has invested in a wind generator at a nearby wind farm and is using the income to make the village more sustainable. The show is likely to be repeated in 2010.
Timber Expo really a trade exhibition for the timber industry but useful if you are thinking of a timber build
Scotland’s Housing Expo showcases over 50 house designs of the future – all with a strong ecological emphasis.
The Ecos Trust, based in Langport, Somerset, regularly run exhibitions and green build events
Eco Open Houses. This open house event is specific to Brighton and Hove
The Northern Home Show in Manchester has a self build section
Solid Wood Solutions on 26th February 2013 at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. Featuring laminated timber, solid timber structures etc.
Eco-Showcase at half a dozen venues