With recent reports predicting a construction output bounce back of 2.3% in 2019, independent tradespeople and installers will be itching to take advantage following a 2018 plagued by blizzards, heat waves and the Carillion collapse. Those keen to face 2019 with an army of tools, suppliers, innovative products and best-practice techniques won’t want to miss out on year’s Build Show, sponsored by Easy-Trim.

As part of the UK’s premier built environment event, visitors will have access to more than 10,000 innovative products and 650 exhibitors, stimulating seminars, invaluable CPD sessions and endless networking opportunities at Birmingham’s NEC between 9 – 11 October.

Cutting-edge products

There’s something new for everyone to discover at the Build Show sections, showcasing global exhibitors and exclusive product launches.

The Doors, Windows and Glass section will gather together global solutions that are transforming the windows and doors market, such as:

  • Jigtech’s innovative door handle fitting system that reduces fitting time to under three minutes;
  • OnLevel’s new balcony system, set to rival its popular Juliet SKYFORCE system, making installation even simpler and quicker;
  • Velux’s smart windows that will revolutionise the window industry;
  • Kensington Traders’ UNIQ Glass Balustrade system with a patented clamping strip, adjustability on unlevel surfaces and hollow design, making installation quick and easy;
  • Soudal’s Genius Gun Expanding Foams, reusable for up to six weeks after application; and
  • Morland’s award-winning offsite fire doors.

Other exhibitors include: Velfac, Asteknik, BA Components, BAB Projects, Checkmate Fire Solutions, Ermetika and Nationwide.

Tools, Health and Safety will bring visitors up-to-speed on the latest tools and services saving installers time and money, such as:

Other exhibitors include: Addex, Fischer Fixings, OM Safety Solutions, Asecos, Connection, Mascot International, Max, Safelincs, Toolboxit and Kärcher, with their new range of safety vacuum cleaners with electronic filter detection and airflow monitoring.

Other Build Show exhibitors include: Trade Point (B&Q), Velux, Rockwool and Hikoki.

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Building for the future

This year’s theme is ‘Future of Construction’ and there will be numerous opportunities to see, touch and hear all about what’s driving the construction industry forward.

The Future of Construction Hub provides an immersive opportunity to discover digital construction, 3D printing, robotics, AI and AR and modern methods of construction. Coventry University is bringing its virtual reality simulator used as part of its training for construction students.

And there’s more

Other unforgettable highlights include:

  • The Role Models campaign winner, following the shortlisting of 36 people from more than 130 high-quality entries. The winner will be announced on 10 October on the UKCW Stage at the NEC, where UKCW takes place.
  • The Central Bar, located in Hall 9, sponsored by Elliott Group; and the Beer Festival, sponsored by Velux, with live bands, street food and rockaoke. There will also be a Gin and Fizz bar and FIX Radio will be broadcasting from the festival for all three days.

Free visitor tickets are available at www.buildshow.co.uk and provide access to all nine UKCW shows: Energy 2018, Timber Expo, Building Tech Live, Surface & Materials Show, HVAC 2018, Civils Expo, Plant and Machinery Live, and Grand Designs Live.

Keep up to date with the latest information via the website www.buildshow.co.uk and on Twitter at @BuildShow or using the hashtag #BuildShow2018.