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The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show experienced a 12.5% year-on-year exhibitor increase and a 10.5% rise in visitor figures at this year's event, which took place from 14th-17th April at the NEC, Birmingham.

As a result, exhibitors at the show, which is Britain’s largest self-build event, enjoyed a noticeable rise in trade sales and leads, and the event has already attracted 90% of stand rebookings for its comeback in March 2017.

The exhibition welcomed 35,822 attendees over the course of the four days. Internal research found that 88% of these targeted customers made purchases at the event, or are now considering buying products or paying for services from suppliers they met at the show. 82% of consumers stated that they have already or are likely to request a quote from relevant exhibitors.

This year, the event attracted an active, targeted, high-value audience and the average visitor spend for renovations or a self-build was £121,000, a 7% increase from last year’s show.

91% of visitors said that they will start working on a live project over the next 12 months (a 6% increase from 2015), of which 24% are self or custom-builds, and 25% are a single or two-storey extension.

Steve Newbold, Managing Director of Centaur Home Interest Media, said: “The figures from this year’s show, reinforced by the feedback received from our exhibitors and partners, point to a booming property market, with an increase in targeted customers who plan to either start or complete their projects and are on the hunt for guidance and bespoke services.”

The event showcased a wide range of businesses equipped with the expertise and product portfolio required to tackle queries from buying a plot to building or remodelling one’s home.

Due to its popularity and credibility, The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show has received some strong exhibitor feedback.

The show also featured 16 free seminars, over 50 masterclasses, and one-on-one advice sessions with experts including Julia Kendell, interior design expert and co-presenter of ITV’s ‘Rebuild Our Home’, and Charlie Luxton, sustainable architectural designer and presenter of More 4’s new ‘Building the Dream’ series.

Each year, the exhibition takes place in key regions throughout the UK, including Glasgow, Birmingham, Surrey, London, Edinburgh, Harrogate and Somerset. The upcoming flagship National Homebuilding & Renovating Show next year will take place from 23-26 of March 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham.

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