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Top 2020 Trade Shows For Building, Construction & AEC

Top 2020 Trade Shows For Building, Construction & AEC

Top 2020 Trade Shows For Building, Construction & AEC

With January out of the way and our construction marketing strategy in place, we imagine that your sights are firmly set on how you will promote and network your building products company to drive growth and success in the new year.

Throughout 2020, the UK is playing host to a variety of trade shows aimed at those in the construction and AEC industry, and Insynth has compiled a list of the shows not to be missed.

Read on to find out more.

Spring Trade Shows


Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom (KBB)

When & where: 1-4 March, The NEC in Birmingham

Cost: Free

Exhibitors: 400+

Who is it aimed at? Independents, retailers, specifiers

KBB provides the perfect setting to source and specify the newest and most exciting product launches from over 400 world-renowned brands, helping you to secure clients and win new business.

Find out more: https://www.kbb.co.uk/


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Future Build Live

When & where: 03-05 March 2020 / ExCeL, London, Tue & Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 10:00 – 16:00

Cost: Free

Attendees: 27000

Who is it aimed at? Specifiers, designers, architects and manufacturers

Futurebuild is the built environment event where brands of all sizes can share innovations, from products, to processes and solutions, with over 27,000 industry influencers and shapers.

It brings the most important people in the industry together around the things that really matter to them. This is achieved through the agenda setting conference and industry leading keynote stages.

Find out more: https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/welcome


National Homebuilding And Renovating Show

When & where: 26-29 March, NEC, Birmingham; 30-31 May, Glasgow; 27-28 June, Surrey; 25-27 Sept, London; 17-18 Oct, Edunburgh; 6-8 Nov, Harrowgate; 21-22 Nov, Somerset

Cost: One day ticket-£12; Two-day ticket-£18

Who is it aimed at? Designers, self-builders, specifiers, architects and buyers

The biggest homebuilding and renovating event in the UK, this event takes place in several locations across the UK throughout 2020.

Self-proclaimed as the ‘go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators’, this event promises sessions, experts and exhibitors at the show to help you bring your project to life, no matter what stage your project is at.

Find out more: https://national.homebuildingshow.co.uk/


Ideal home show

Where & when: 27 March-13 April, Olympia, London

Cost: Ranging from £12-£18

Exhibitors: 600

Who is it aimed at? Buyers, designers, specifiers, thought leaders, managers, self-builders

The event provides inspiring ideas, innovative products and solutions for your home. You’ll get to see full-scale show homes, over 600 companies, free CPD sessions and an opportunity to see the latest technology and fresh ideas from the experts.

Find out more: https://www.idealhomeshow.co.uk/

Autumn Trade Shows


100% Design

When & where: 16 - 19 Sept

Cost: TBC

Attendees: 27,000

Who is it aimed at? Architects, designers, specifiers, retailers and developers

Rebranded for 2020, ‘Design London’ as it is now called, claims to feature a highly curated selection of the most sought-after design brands.

In a new, state of the art venue, the event will host a range of engaging talks programmes and the best in cutting-edge design from all over the world.

Find out more: https://www.designlondon.co.uk/


UK Construction week

When & where: 6-8 Oct , NEC, Birmingham

Cost: Free

Attendees: 33,000

Who is it aimed at? Building product specifiers, buyers, contractors, architects and surveyors

This free event boasts multiple sections: Build, Building Tech, Civils, Energy & HVAC, Surface & Materials and Timber running from 6-8 October

Find out more: https://www.ukconstructionweek.com/


Grand Designs Live

When & where: 2-10 May, London; 7-11 October, Birmingham

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

Presented by Kevin McCloud, the event offers top expert advice, innovative products and eco solutions for your home. You’ll also get to meet over 500 companies across four project zones and get access to lots of live talks and demonstrations.

Find out more: https://www.granddesignslive.com/


Decorex International

When & where: 11-14 October, Olympia London

Cost: TBC

Attendees: 15,000

Who is it aimed at? Designer, specifiers, architects, retailers, buyers

Decorex International is Europe’s leading event for interior design professionals. Each year they curate a four-day show, presenting next-level design from across the world, presenting interior products, projects and perspectives – and the people who create them.

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/


London Build

When & where: 18-19 November, London   

Cost: Free

Attendees: 25,000

Who is it aimed at? Senior-level decision makers, buyers and influential professionals

Taking place in London, it’s the ideal opportunity to connect with a vast number of influential figures and businesses from the sector, allowing you to learn about the latest construction projects.

Find out more: https://www.londonbuildexpo.com/



The digitisation of the construction industry is changing thought-leaders’ approach to innovation, and along with this, the opportunity to work with more efficiency, delivering projects on time, to spec and with fewer errors.

For companies looking to grow better in 2020, these trade shows offer the ideal opportunity for networking and development.

If you’re serious about growth in 2020, talk to one of our experts about how Insynth can enhance your potential, positioning you as thought-leaders in your space.


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About Insynth

Insynth Marketing is a leading UK construction marketing agency based in Shifnal in the West Midlands. 

They use the latest inbound marketing techniques such as construction inbound marketing, to support building product companies to grow their business by proactively 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.

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