As the recession sees more frustrated would be homeowners turn to self build, they could be the people to lead the way in sustainable building.
For any budding self-builder or renovator, the choice to build and live â€˜greenâ€™ can take up a lot of energy! Deciding which methods are the â€˜greenestâ€™, researching which products will save energy and calculating carbon footprint can be confusing.
However, for anyone committed to a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient way of living, the Big Green Home Show at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre is a great place to learn about building and living â€˜greenâ€™.
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon will host its second Big Green Home Show in October (23rd â€“ 25th), aimed at prospective homebuilders baffled by all the eco jargon and green technology.
The three-day Show will look at all aspects of green homebuilding and eco-friendly lifestyles, with an array of hands-on demonstrations, leading industry experts and professionals, and an opportunity to see and learn about the latest â€˜greenâ€™ products and systems.
The Big Green Home Show will demonstrate that a green lifestyle isnâ€™t just about putting a giant compost heap in the back yard, or sticking a wind turbine on the roof.
Building and creating an environmentally-friendly house requires good planning and budgeting, and itâ€™s important to understand all the different options available.
As well as eco experts, visitors to the Show can also hear from people who have built their own eco-homes, tour the EDF Energy Renovation House, to discover how to renovate to improve energy efficiency, and check out the latest materials and products to help minimise carbon emissions and reduce energy consumption.
Visitors can also bring their plans to life with the help of the CAD design team.
To book free tickets or for more information, please visit the Buildstore website.
Tel: (01506) 409 616.