The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Scotland’s largest consumer exhibition for self-builders, home renovators and improvers, is back at the SEC Glasgow on June 16 & 17 2018.

More than 9,000 visitors attended in 2017, an increase of 12 per cent on the previous year, and a survey showed they had an average of £101,000 to spend over 12 months in a market that is potentially worth up to £1bn. Organisers are expecting an even bigger influx of people for this year’s event, at the SEC in Glasgow, which is proving increasingly popular with ordinary people interested in adding architectural flair to their home extensions, renovations and self-builds.

Already, over 67 per cent of the show’s stand capacity has been snapped up by exhibitors; organisers say the show will be ‘brimming with bright ideas, the latest products and services and free advice from a wide range of experts. For small renovations to complete self-builds, the Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the place to pick up tools, tips and inspiration from the brightest and best experts in the business.’

Nick Noble, commercial & events director at Future PLC, said: “Our growth in visitor figures in Scotland has driven additional trade attention towards the opportunity we’re providing.   Through our shows we’re connecting the appetite from consumers who see their homes as their number one asset, with a highly-targeted exhibitor database.

“Not only do we offer visitors access to products and services that are not available elsewhere, they can obtain free advice from a range of experts, invaluable when undertaking a substantial project.

“Our visitors, with their combination of live projects and substantial budgets, provides trade exhibitors with the opportunity to open new commercial streams and significant ROI.”

Over two days, visitors can talk to architects, planners, builders, self-build specialists, legal experts, craftspeople and designers – and meet suppliers of everything from flooring and roof tiles to interior paint and storage solutions.

Free one-to-one sessions

Visitors can take along plans to The Advice Centre and get tailored solutions in a 15-minute FREE one-to-one session with self-build experts Michael Holmes, Allan Corfield and Mike Cruickshank.

140 key suppliers

The Show brings together thousands of the freshest ideas from suppliers from across the country, all in one space

Educational masterclasses

Short sessions packed with detailed advice on specific talking points – all from the brightest minds in the world of homebuilding and renovations. Topics will include How to Fund Your Self-build, Creating An Energy Efficient Home, and Interior and Space Planning

In-depth daily seminars

These 30 minutes sessions are designed to give visitors advice on a range of topics including A Beginner’s Guide to Building Your Own Home, Inspirational Design Ideas for Kitchens and Bathrooms, and The Secrets of Successful Home Design.

Exhibitor Consultations

Visitors can book a free consultation with key exhibitors for Advice on Funding, Interior Design an Energy Efficiency.

The show is taking place at the SEC, Glasgow on 16 – 17 June 2018. Opening hours: Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 4.30pm.

Tickets are £8* advance (available till 3pm on Friday 15 June) and £12 on the door and are available on 0844 858 6754**  Under 16s go free.For more information of tickets visit


According to a recent survey –

  • Visitors had an average budget of £101K over the following 12 months
  • 71 percent of visitors were planning on working on a live project during the following year
  • 79 percent of visitors made purchases at the show or were considering doing so following their attendance, while 73 percent of people had or were likely to request a quote from an exhibitor