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Want some one-on-one advice?

Visit our Advice Centre to get a 15 minute consultation with the experts from Homebuilding & Renovating

TIP: Write down the experts you would like to talk to and make sure to get to the Advice Centre early to book in your consultation.

Ask the Experts

Embarking on period renovations? Planning a brand new extension?

Whatever the question, put it to in-the-know editors from some of the country’s leading Homebuilding & Renovating magazines.
These free one-to-one sessions are your chance to get personalised, impartial advice.

Click on the experts below to read their bio



If you're thinking about building, an architect will help you get more from your home.
Book a session at the show with a Chartered Practice accredited by ASBA. They are a national network of local RIAS and RIBA registered Architects who have a reputation for reliability and providing creative solutions that will maximise your brief and budget, and above all are local to you.

• Help you turn your aspirations into reality
• Guide you through the design, planning and construction process
• Develop solutions and come up with a design that improves your quality of life

For more information on the ASBA and to find an architect near you visit


Are you searching for a builder you can rely on? Come and meet one of our Master Builders for advice on your next home renovation project. All members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) are  independently inspected and vetted on joining, giving you the confidence and peace of mind to find a quality builder. 

Master Builders must meet strict criteria before joining and must commit to abide by a stringent Code of Conduct. All FMB members can also offer you a contract for any work undertaken as well as a warranty from FMB Insurance. Should anything not go to plan, our government-approved disputes service can offer free, independent adjudication to help you resolve the matter. 

Build with confidence − look for the FMB badge of quality or speak to a Master Builder at the Advice Centre about your next building project. 

For more information and to Find a Master Builder near you, visit 




If you’re in the process of applying for planning permission or your application has been refused, book an appointment at The Planning Clinic to find out the tactics to success!

Bring your plans, your ideas and your applications and get a free 15 minute consultation with our planning expert from Planning Aid Scotland.

TIP: As the Planning Clinic is usually very busy please book a slot as soon as you arrive at the show and bring with you your questions and research.

To find out more about Planning Aid Scotland, visit -



Get face to face advice on optimising the energy in your home. Speak to one of our home energy experts and get tailored advice to help you improve the efficiency of your home.

The Home Energy Academy, will help you to understand how you can make the most of the energy in your home, save money on your bills and reduce your carbon footprint with our free advice.




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