So, you're renovating - pinning 100 images a day, searching endless hashtags on instagram #ihavethisthingwithfloors and googling the most unlikely of questions you thought you would ever be asking, "22mm copper pipe, or 15mm copper pipe?". It's fun, exciting, daunting and oh-so bloody stressful.
Whether you're taking on a DIY renovation, a whole new-build project, a conversion or just remodelling the kitchen, the most invaluable aspect to renovating is being able to get advice and help along the way. And let's face it - sometimes looking through 50 odd google pages can just leave you more confused than you were before.
The Homebuilding & Renovating Show, which travels throughout the country (next stop, Surrey!), is full of folk who understand exactly what renovating means. It's a show, specifically for renovators like you and me. Unlike other home shows, which is mainly a shopping experience, the Homebuilding & Renovating show offers tons and tons of free advice to be gained from a visit. In fact, there's over 500 free one-to-one sessions where you can talk to self-build experts, architects, designers, as well as getting legal advice as well. It's great for DIYers (like us!) who don't have professional builders tackling the job for us, or perhaps if you're just looking to get advice on layouts and lighting arrangements without employing an expensive designer to do the designing aspect for you. Basically, if you're struggling to find answers to any renovation-related question or looking for some free help, this is the place to find them. There's also masterclasses to get involved with and seminars to leave you full of new and fresh ideas. Stuff that can't be gained from a pin-board or google search.
Of course, as well as advice, there are exhibitors as well where you can see first-hand lots of products that may be of interest to your renovation (flooring, roof tiles, even storage solutions!), materials you've maybe never considered or even heard of, and obviously some discounts and bargains to be had as well ;)
So if you're renovating and this sounds up your street, well the great news is, if you're reading this blog, you can pop along for absolutely FREE. Yep, the lovely folk from the Homebuilding & Renovating Show are offering up 500 free pairs of tickets to my readers, saving you £24 and giving you more to spend on that expensive growing renovation ;)
So, if you want to bag yourself some free tickets and pop along to the next show which is in Surrey (Sandown Park) on the 1st and 2nd of July 2017, just click this link to get your free pair!
If you're unable to make it to the Surrey show, don't worry - there's other locations in the coming months, which you can also gain free tickets to from this link as well :)
If you do pop down to the show, I'd love to hear your experiences - did you find some bargain flooring, decide on a whole new ground floor layout, discover some new insulation materials? Be sure to leave me a comment below, send me an email, or tag me on any of your Instagram pics! I'd love to hear :)