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This year’s Build Show, sponsored by Easy-Trim, is the place to be to make sense of the latest goings on in the glass and glazing world, especially with reports that domestic window coverings spend is up, smart windows are in, and fire doors are feeling the heat.

Doors, Windows and Glass gets its own dedicated section at the Build Show this year as part of the industry’s premier built environment event, UK Construction Week (UKCW). More than 10,000 innovative products and 650 exhibitors will join seminars, CPD sessions and endless networking opportunities at Birmingham’s NEC between 9 – 11 October.

Dedicated sections paving the way

Step into the future as exhibitors offer installers and fabricators transformative solutions, including:

  • Jigtech’s door handle fitting system, reducing fitting to under three minutes;
  • OnLevel’s balcony system, set to make installation even simpler and quicker;
  • Velux’s curved glass and smart windows that will revolutionise the window industry;
  • Kensington Traders’ UNIQ Glass Balustrade system with a patented clamping strip and adjustability on unlevel surfaces;
  • Soudal’s Genius Gun Expanding Foams, reusable for up to six weeks;
  • Morland’s award-winning fire doors; and
  • Scrigno’s pocket door systems and kits, saving on average 2.6m² space per door while still maintaining aesthetics.

Other exhibitors include: Velfac, Checkmate Fire Solutions, Ermetika and Nationwide.

The PIGS Product Pavilion, on stand B515, is also showcasing ten additional companies with their latest door, window and glass solutions.

There’s also a dedicated section for Tools, Health and Safety. Focused on saving installers and fabricators time and money, products on display include: TRUMPF’s battery-driven power tools, offering up to 60% longer running times; Rawlplug’s new comprehensive and free site testing service; and THSP Risk Management’s risk assessment builder.

Other exhibitors include: Addex, Fischer Fixings, OM Group, Mascot International, Max, Safelincs, Toolboxit and Kärcher.

Visitors can also access the Offsite section and Offsite Theatre supported by MPBA, where the latest in offsite design, research and development will be dissected.

The ‘Future of Construction’

There is no better place to learn from the past and prepare for the future than at this year’s Future of Construction Hub. This new collaboration with Birmingham City University provides an immersive opportunity to discover digital construction, 3D printing, robotics, AI and AR and modern methods of construction. Alongside this is the state of the art construction simulator from Coventry University.

An Innovation Trail takes visitors on a journey of the latest innovative ideas, products and systems driving the industry forward, from companies including: Containex, Danosa, Hekim Yapi, Max Europe, Soudal and Velux.

Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, said:

“Installers and fabricators can find it challenging to stay on top of the latest products and source the best deals while running their own businesses.

“The Build Show offers an unmissable opportunity to access the information, suppliers and products essential to your trade. It’s an unmissable opportunity to be inspired, make deals and refresh your knowledge across the builds industry.”

Also featuring

Other highlights include:

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