NEXT SHOW - Surrey 25 - 26 JUN 2022

The Advice Centre

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Want some one-on-one advice?

Visit our Advice Centre to book in a one-on-one consultation with the experts in homebuilding and 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

Ask the Architect

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 the Royal
Institute of British Architects (RIBA) who can:

• 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 RIBA and to find an architect near you visit

Ask the Builder

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 

The Planning Clinic

The Planning Clinic


Foxley Tagg

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 Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine expert Sally Tagg and her team of leading planning experts from Foxley Tagg Planning.

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.

Common questions that the Planning Clinic are able to answer >

What we recommend you research and bring to your consultation >

Self Build Zone Insurance

Self Build Zone Insurance

Self Build Zone

Everything you need to know about insurance and warranties

Don’t risk your dream by ignoring the need for specialist insurance

Building or renovating your own home is the single biggest investment in your life. To enter a project without sufficient insurance is madness – but many people do, and often unwittingly – did you know, for instance, that your existing home insurance policy may be invalidated by starting an extension project? This risks your entire investment and leaves homeowners in desperate situations.

To help homebuilders and renovators find it easier to secure peace of mind, you can meet with an expert from Self Build Zone to discuss your insurance, warranties and claims issues at the show.

To find out more about Self Build Zone Insurance, visit