A 20% increase in visitor numbers at The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show and The Home Improvement Show this year put 500 companies from the self-build, renovation and home improvement markets in front of 32,353 home improvers and self-builders.
,For the first time, the two shows joined forces at Birmingham’s NEC, in March, to extend the range and choice of companies showcasing their offerings within the renovating, interior, eco and self build industries.
The events also attracted 5% more exhibitors, who engaged with consumers to discuss their latest products and technologies, resulting in 15% of extended floor space. 75% of companies have subsequently rebooked stands at future Homebuilding and Renovating events.
,New feature, the Energy Saving Home, is described as a ‘highlight exhibit at the shows’, offering consumers insight into the latest ‘eco devices’ and government schemes to help them save money and control their household energy consumption.
Nick Noble, joint MD of the event’s organiser, Centaur Home Interest Media, said: “The shows’ successful figures for the first exhibitions in 2014 shed light on the evolving consumer trends within the property market. There is a general feeling that the industry has started to pick up and this was highlighted by the increased number of exhibitors, their range of services and new features. Additional visitors this year contributed to the events’ achievements and the majority of consumers were serious self builders and home improvers who spent a considerable amount of time liaising with relevant businesses and making informed purchasing decisions.”
Next year’s show runs at the NEC, Birmingham from 26-29 March and there are a further six events held throughout the country each year.
For more information on the upcoming exhibitions, visit www.homebuildingshow.co.uk