Build it Live

Build it Live - 8th to 9th June 2019 - Bicester





Stroma is attending Build it Live in Bicester this June to support residential and home building projects in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. Our specialist Building Control and Built Environment divisions will be in attendance to offer performance testing and energy consultancy services to residential clients as well as the opportunity to speak with one of the largest Approved Inspector businesses across England and Wales.


WHEN?: 8 to 9 June 2019
WHERE?: Bicester Heritage Centre
FIND US: Stand G8
FEATURING: Air Testing, Acoustic Testing, SAP Assessments and Building Control services


Meet Our Team

"Our energy consultancy team has experience across thousands of residential projects and we’re looking forward to supporting you with new build and self build compliance requirements." Andy Mitchell, Director of Energy Services

"Engage with our Stroma Building Control team in Bedford and work with a qualified Building Control Surveyor on your doorstep." John Barham, Head of Business Development & Marketing


About Build it Live

The Build it Live shows take place in Kent, Oxfordshire and Manchester, presented by the team behind Build it Magazine. The show attracts private residential and one-off developers looking to build or renovate their domestic properties. The show offers visitors the opportunity to:

  • Meet suppliers and browse building products
  • Attend seminars offering support on designing and building a home
  • Visit the ‘Ask the Expert’ lounge to discuss your project with specialists
  • Get advice about Planning Permission
  • Speak to other people with experience of self build
  • Discover the requirements and costs associated with self build projects

Supporting ‘The Education House’ at Graven Hill

Castle Media, the event organisers behind Build it Live, are also showcasing their work on the Graven Hill scheme over the course of the weekend. Graven Hill is the largest self-build project within the UK, which offers self build and custom build opportunities. Castle Media has decided to take a plot on this large-scale development, but instead of developing a show home they will be creating the Self Build Education House. This exclusive educational space will highlight the process, challenges and opportunities of a self build project from design phase to final handover.

Stroma Building Control is delighted to be working alongside Castle Media (and our partners at BuildZone) to deliver the Building Control services, warranty and technical audits for the Education House free-of-charge. You can read more about Graven Hill and the Build It Education House via the Build it Live website.


What to expect from Stroma

Stroma is uniquely placed to advise residential clients and self builders about your projects. Our energy and environmental consultants can work with you from day one to advise on design considerations which may impact the project. As the project progresses we can continue this support to deliver the vital Air Tightness Testing, Sound Testing and SAP Assessments services which help to ensure that you meet the required legislation and standards.

In addition, our team of Building Control Surveyors will independently support you to check that the project is developing in compliance with the requirements of the Building Regulations.

  • Air Tightness Testing: Check air permeability in a dwelling to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations
  • Acoustic Testing: Comply with Part E of the Building Regulations for sound insulation of your dwelling
  • SAP Assessments: Calculate carbon emissions and annual energy costs
  • Building Control: Appoint a Building Control Surveyor and an expert in understanding Building Regulations

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Book your place at Build it Live

Tickets are now on sale for Build it Live in Bicester on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June. A single ticket costs £12 per person and can be purchased online.





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