The Homebuilding & Renovating Show has experienced a 16.27 per cent growth in visitor numbers in the past five years.
The increase reflects the continuing rise in live projects, with 82 per cent of the active audience that recently attended The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham (22-25 March) stating that they are currently working on a self-build or renovation project (80 per cent in 2017).
Organiser Future hosted over 36,233 visitors at the NEC show with an average project spend of £120,000. The most popular projects people undertake are a self or custom build (21 per cent) and a single and two storey extension (26 per cent).
In addition, internal figures highlight a growing net promoter score (NPS) of 31 (two points up since 2017). Furthermore, 62 per cent of all visitors, mainly from the West and East Midlands, do not attend any other competitor events.
Nick Noble, commercial & events director at Future, commented: “The show continues to reinforce its relevance in this growing market so we take pride in remaining the number one choice for the serious self-builders and renovators. Over the past 10 years, we’ve been committed to working with high quality exhibitors which meet the demand of our active, educated audience and we’re confident that 2019 will exceed our standards as over three quarters of our stand space has been booked already.”
The events are designed to deliver advice and resources for visitors keen on building their own home or renovating it. They cover a wide range of interests from extensions; conversions; home DIY; planning permission; interiors; lighting; doors; windows; renewable technologies; heating systems; project insurance; energy efficiency; home insurance; building regulations and more.
The Homebuilding & Renovating Show’s portfolio consists of seven shows this year, covering key venues including Birmingham, London, Harrogate, Glasgow, Surrey, Somerset, Edinburgh, and their nearby affluent areas. In addition to these locations, the event organisers are expanding the brand by launching another exhibition at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre in January 2019.