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2019's Must Do Building Product Trade Shows

2019's Must Do Building Product Trade Shows

Trade Shows You Can't Miss In 2019 (1)

It’s 2019! Time to start looking forward to how you will promote, network and connect your building products company to drive growth and success in the new year.

Throughout 2019, there are a number of trade shows for the building product’s sector across the UK. Here at Insynth, we have complied a list of the shows that you can’t afford to miss if you want to launch your building products company to the next level! 

Read on to find out more!



Architect @ Work

When & Where: 30-31st January 2019- Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London

Cost: £100 or free if you pre-register with a personal invitation code accessible by emailing unitedkingdom@architectatwork.com

Attendees: 2000

Who Is It Aimed At? Architects, engineers, designers and specifiers.

Who Should Attend?  The event is of particular interest to those looking to grow their understanding of the changes being seen in the construction industry with the rise of pre-fabricated and off-site solutions and those looking to learn more about the rise of digital in the building product’s market.

Find Out More: http://www.architect-at-work.co.uk/home/  


Surface Design Show

When & Where: 5-7th February 2019- Business Design Centre, London

Cost: Free

Attendees: 5000

Who Is It Aimed At? Specifiers, architects, designers, buyers and influential decision makers

Who Should Attend? This show is the ideal opportunity for decision makers in the space to experience and source products and meet suppliers through networking and talks taking place throughout the event. The show is about displaying the latest thinking in surface design and showcasing the latest in innovative materials.

Find Out More: https://www.surfacedesignshow.com/


Build It Live

When & Where: 09-10th February- Kent Events Centre, 23-24th February- Event City, Manchester and  8-9th June 2019- Bicester Heritage Centre, Bicester

Cost: £12.00 for a standard ticket or £19.99 for admission and a twelve-month subscription to the Build It Magazine.

Attendees: 10,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Self-builders and B2C companies looking to exhibit

Who Should Attend? Build It Live is a multiple-location event aimed buyers working on self-build or renovation and regeneration projects. Event organisers recommend B2C companies attend with clients to help them make informed decisions about building products and materials required for their projects. 

Find Out More: https://builditlive.co.uk/




Future Build

When & Where: 05-07 March 2019- ExCel Centre, London

Cost: Free

Attendees: 26,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Specifiers, designers and architects

Who Should Attend? Future Build is about generating interest in the latest technologies in the building product’s sector such as the rise of digital, prefabricated solutions for cleaner builds and artificial intelligence.

The event also includes CPD training opportunities for professionals looking to utilise the event as a development opportunity as well as gaining insights into the changes being seen across the building product’s sector.  

Find Out More: https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/


National Concrete Show

When & Where: 20-21st March 2019- NEC Birmingham  

Cost: Free

Attendees: 2500

Who Is It Aimed At? Specifiers, designers, manufacturers, site managers

Who Should Attend? The National Concrete Show features 200 exhibitors from across the industry covering all aspects of the concrete market from designing and specifying to installation, testing and maintenance.

There are also seminars running throughout the day for those looking to educate themselves on developments, changes and the latest knowledge in the concrete industry.

Find Out More: https://concreteshow.co.uk/


Scotland Build

When & Where: 20-21st March- SEC, Glasgow

Cost: Free

Attendees: 10,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Senior-level decision makers, buyers and influential professionals 

Who Should Attend? Build Scotland connects business from across the construction sector under one roof to bring together visitors and connect them with the most up-to-date trends and products from the industry.

Find Out More: http://www.scotlandbuildexpo.com/


Ideal Home Show

When & Where: 22nd March-7th April 2019- Olympia, London

Cost: £5.00-£22.00 depending on date and time visiting

Attendees: 200,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Buyers, designers, specifiers, thought leaders, managers, self-builders

Who Should Attend? The ideal home show is one of the largest home events. Exhibitors range from property experts such as Zoopla to retail leaders such as Bosch and Flymo. The show is about exhibiting the latest designs, technologies and developments in the property market.

Find Out More: https://www.idealhomeshow.co.uk/


Roofing, Cladding & Insulation Show

When & Where: 27-28th March 2019- Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Cost: Free

Attendees: 2500

Who Is It Aimed At? Developers, architects, contractors, builders and specifiers

Who Should Attend? RCI brings together thought leaders from the roofing, cladding and insulation industry and connects them in the growing networking event. This is the ideal opportunity for businesses looking to connect to likeminded thinkers to meet and share the latest developments in the sector and grow in 2019.

Find Out More: https://www.rcishow.co.uk/



National Construction Expo

When & Where: 1st May 2019- Arena MK, Milton Keynes

Cost: Free entry tickets available for a limited time only

Attendees: 2000

Who Is It Aimed At? Leaders, decision makers, influential professionals and mangers

Who Should Attend? The National Construction Expo is this year focusing on pressing issues for the sector including Brexit, employing and training new employees, sustainability, infrastructural investment and many more.

The event aims to stimulate debate and understanding of the changing landscape of building products and how future events may impact on the sector.

Find Out More: http://www.nationalconstructionexpo.co.uk/


Grand Designs Live

When & Where: 4-12th May 2019- ExCel, London

Cost: £12.00-£20.00 depending on the date and time of attending

Attendees: 4000

Who Is It Aimed At? Designers, self-builders, specifiers, architects and buyers

Who Should Attend? Grand Designs Live is running in two location in the UK in 2019. This stand alone event takes place in London with the second show featuring as part of UK Construction Week in October.

The show features speakers from Channel 4’s television show of the same name and give visitors the opportunity to speak one-to-one with experts about everything relating to designing and building property.

Find Out More: https://www.granddesignslive.com/


Fabricator Installer Trade Show

When & Where: 21-23rd May 2019- NEC Birmingham

Cost: TBC

Attendees: 10,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Architects, specifiers, buyers, surveyors and contractors

Who Should Attend?  FiT brings together leaders in the latest trends and technologies for material and fabrication companies from across the UK. The show featured over 5000 products in 2018, with plans to expand this even further at this year’s show.

Additionally, FiT features the Visit Glass exhibition as part of the 2019 event. This exhibit is purely dedicated to the manufacturing, processing and application of flat glass products across the construction sector. For those looking to network and education themselves on the latest in this sector, Visit Glass at FiT is the ideal opportunity to connect and grow.

Find Out More: https://www.fitshow.co.uk/




Homebuilding & Renovating Show

When & Where: 1-2nd June- Glasgow, Scotland, 29-30th June- Surrey, 4-6th October- London, 19-20th Edinburgh, Scotland, 1-3rd November- Harrogate, 16-17th November- Somerset and 18-19th January 2020- Farnborough.

Cost: £8-£16 depending on time of booking and if you’d like to attend for one or both days of the events.

Attendees: 5000

Who Is It Aimed At? Self-builders, renovation experts, specifiers, designers, surveyors, contractors and architects

Who Should Attend? The show features exhibitors from across the property sector. There are opportunities to network with potential clients and to meet exhibitors in advice sessions, seminars and in networking spaces throughout the event.

Find Out More: https://www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/


100% Design

When & Where: 18-21st September 2019- Olympia, London

Cost: TBC

Attendees: 27,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Architects, designers, specifiers, retailers and developers

Who Should Attend? Taking place as part of the London Design Festival, 100% Design features exhibitors bringing bespoke designs and installations from leading brands across the sector.

The show features seminars and talks from leaders in the space bringing inspiration to attendees for design ideas and trends for the future.

Find Out More: https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/


Design Juction

When & Where: 19-22nd September 2019 – London

Cost: TBC

Attendees: 28,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Designers, buyers and specifiers

Who Should Attend? Designjuction brings together industry experts and renowned brands and connects them with visitors looking to uncover the latest innovations and technologies in the design sector.

The show links to the London Design Festival which brings top brands together to create more modern, sustainable developments for the property sector.

Find Out More: https://www.londondesignfestival.com/




Decorex International

When & Where: 6-9th October 2019- Olympia, London

Cost: TBC

Attendees: 15,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Designer, specifiers, architects, retailers, buyers

Who Should Attend? As one of the longest running design shows in the UK, Decorex brings together many of the leading brands in the design and architecture space.

The show seeks to bring together the top thinkers in the space to create the ultimate networking opportunity for those looking to get the latest on upcoming trends in the design sector.

Find Out More:  https://www.decorex.com/


UK Construction Week

When & Where: 08-10 October 2019- NEC, Birmingham

Cost: Free

Attendees: 33,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Building product specifiers, buyers, contractors, architects and surveyors

Who Should Attend? UK Construction Week consists of nine shows: Build Show, Timber Expo, Civils Expo, Plant and Machinery Live, Energy 2019, Building Tech Live, Surface and Materials Show, Grand Designs Live, and HVAC 2019. It’s the ideal places to research the sector for anybody with an interest in the latest trends in the building product’s industry.

Find Out More: https://www.ukconstructionweek.com/


Smart Buildings Show

When & Where:  9-10th October 2019- Olympia, London

Cost: Free

Attendees: 5000

Who Is It Aimed At? Architects, engineers, HVAC specialists, specifiers, buyers

Who Should Attend? This show brings together thought leaders and experts in creating more economic and functional building designs as the demand for smarter thinking across the construction industry grows.

The show is also a networking opportunity for B2B and B2C businesses looking to connect with likeminded thinkers from the construction sector.   

Find Out More: https://www.smartbuildingsshow.com/


Digital Construction Week

When & Where: 16-17th October 2019- ExCel, London

Cost: Free

Attendees: 6000 

Who Is It Aimed At? Investors, managers, company directors, engineers, surveyors, BIM managers, project managers, estates managers.

Who Should Attend? With digital technologies becoming more and more prevalent in the construction sector, this show is a key event for anybody with an interest in the latest trends and innovations in digital developments for the construction sector, including graduates and students looking to enter the world of digital construction.

The event will bring together major leaders in the space including speakers from HS2, Taylor Wimpey, Thames Water and Balfour Beatty. The event is the ideal networking opportunity for building products companies to connect with potential new leads and prospects throughout the sector and speak with digital experts from across the UK.

Find Out More: https://www.digitalconstructionweek.com/


The Plumbing And Heating Exhibition

When & Where: 12-13th June (Location TBA) 16-17th October 2019- Manchester and 13-14th November 2019- Chelsea (Venues to be announced)

Cost: TBC

Attendees: 6500

Who Is It Aimed At? Specifiers, buyers and architects

Who Should Attend? This event is aimed at attractive to those working in the plumbing and heating sector looking to connect with likeminded thinkers in the space. The event features thought leaders across the industry and offers an opportunity to demonstrate your products to influential professionals.

Find Out More: http://www.phexshow.co.uk/


Off Site Construction Show

When & Where: 20-21st November 2019- ExCel, London

Cost: Free

Attendees: 5000

Who Is It Aimed At? Specifiers and buyers

Who Should Attend? The event features the latest innovations in offsite and pre-fabricated technology and offers seminars from experts on the newest trends and developments in this sector.  

Find Out More: https://offsiteconstructionshow.co.uk/


London Build Expo 

When & Where: 27-28th November 2019- Olympia, London

Cost: Free

Attendees: 25,000

Who Is It Aimed At? Senior-level decision makers, buyers and influential professionals

Who Should Attend? The event takes place in the centre of London, a city which accounts for over 30% of the UK’s construction industry.

This makes this show the ideal opportunity to connect with vast number of influential figures and businesses from the sector and learn about the latest construction projects in solutions in one of the biggest networking events in the UK.

Find Out More: https://www.londonbuildexpo.com/




With so many construction trade shows to choose from, you can find the ideal event for you to enhance your skills and knowledge in the building products sector and get ahead of the latest trends as digital technologies make their mark on the sector.

For companies looking to grow better in 2019, these trade shows offer opportunities for networking and development for you, your team and the wider company!

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About Insynth

Insynth Marketing is a leading UK construction marketing consultancy based in Shifnal in the West Midlands. Insynth employ the latest inbound marketing techniques such as construction inbound marketing, to help building product manufacturers grow their businesses by aggressively driving sales lead generation activity. 

As the only HubSpot certified agency to major on construction marketing, we bring together construction marketing strategy, digital strategy, website design, SEO, content marketing, email marketing, sales automation, marketing automation and HubSpot CRM implementation to produce successful campaigns and great results for our clients.