Attendance on the up for Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

THE Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018 is on the verge of selling out, with only a few stands remaining, organisers have said.

The the two-day event, aimed at self-builders, home renovators and improvers, returns to the SEC Glasgow on June 16 and 17. It follows a “record breaker” in 2017, the organiser claimed, with over 9,000 visitors – a 12% year-on-year increase.

The event is set to cover a range of interests including extensions; conversions; home DIY; planning permission; interiors; lighting; doors; windows; renewable technologies; heating systems; project insurance; energy efficiency; home insurance; and building regulations.

According to the organiser, a recent survey of attendees found that visitors had an average budget of £101,000 over the following 12 months, while 71% of visitors were planning on working on a live project during the following year. 79% of visitors made purchases at the show or were considering doing so following their attendance, and 73% of people were likely to request a quote from an exhibitor.

Nick Noble, commercial & events director at Future, commented, “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 for 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 such a substantial project.”

He added, “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.”