The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show is making a return to ExCeL London from 24-26 September and has issued a call for entry to companies interested in exhibiting at this year’s event.
After 18 months of Covid-19 restrictions, over three-quarters of Homebuilding & Renovating Show visitors have revealed that they are most looking forward to being able to touch, see and feel products and speak to home design and build experts, according to research carried out by the event organiser Future PLC.
Although 85% of survey respondents researched home improvements during this time, half refrained from making any such purchases online. Over half of survey respondents said that they are looking to spend a minimum of £50,000 on their homes, and areas such as architecture and design, builders/contractors, garden/landscaping, doors/windows, kitchen, heating and flooring are among people’s top interests.
Exhibitors will be able to meet new clients face-to-face again and shore up their databases with relevant contacts, while visitors will get back to reviewing the suitability of the products and services in person for their current and future home ventures after months of online shopping.
Organisers said the safety and wellbeing of attendees and staff remains a priority and every aspect of the event is complying strictly with the latest Government official guidelines.
Nick Noble, commercial and events director at Future PLC, said: “These past months have been very frustrating for the industry but we’re thrilled to once again be able to offer our visitors the help and guidance they look to us for under the format of a live event.
“We’re picking up the pace and inviting companies to get on board and introduce their new products and services that are currently so in-demand directly to the individuals who are most excited to see them.”
Information on the status of the ExCeL event and any regulations people need to follow while attending will be updated on the show’s website. There is also an app, available on iPhone and Android, that can assist people in browsing the venue in a Covid-safe environment.