Clearview National July 2016 - Issue 176 - Page 47

DOORS&WINDOWS UPVC Synseal Evolve Sliding Sash Windows ANY SIZE* £249 SELF-BUILDERS SHOW KEEN INTEREST IN DOORS & WINDOWS »»BRITAIN’S LARGEST self-build event, The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, sponsored by Velux, experienced a 12.5 per cent year on year exhibitor increase and a 10.5 per cent rise in visitor figures at this year’s event, which took place from 14-17 April at the NEC, Birmingham. Exhibitors enjoyed a noticeable rise in trade sales and leads, and the event has already attracted 90 per cent 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 per cent of these targeted customers made purchases at the event, or are now considering buying products or paying for services from suppliers whom they met at the show. 82 per cent 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 selfbuild was £121,000, a seven per cent 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 six% increase from 2015), of which 24% are self or custom builds and 25% are a single or two storey extension. 55% of visitors demonstrated a keen interest in the doors and windows market. Steve Newbold, Managing Director of Centaur Home Interest Media, says: “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.” One of the highlight exhibitors at the event was Velux, a leading manufacturer and supplier of roof windows and the main sponsor of this year’s show. The company’s representatives showcased and explained the brand’s eco-friendly features, which contribute to a well-insulated, enjoyable environment. 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 ne