Ultimate home improvement show returns to new venue – London Olympia


The National Home Improvement Show is aimed at the budding home improver offering ideas, inspiration and expert advice on how to improve your homes.


By Dominic Antill

The ultimate home improvement show returns for its fourth consecutive year to a new home, London Olympia, in September.

The National Home Improvement Show is aimed at the budding home improver offering ideas, inspiration and expert advice on how to improve your homes.

Oliver Heath, star of BBC’s Changing Rooms’ who specialises in environmentally sustainable architecture, is one of a panel of experts making an appearance this year.

“There is so much to see, including the latest products and ideas for home and garden improvement projects,” said expert Michael Holmes, former presenter of ‘I Own Britain’s Best Home’ and current Real Homes Editor-in-Chief.

The show has also collaborated with Susan Llewellyn founder of The Susan Llewellyn Academy of Interior Design to bring ‘The Design School’, a free interior design class.

“I think that the shows are very important because they give people super information,” said Ms Llewellyn.

“I am a great believer in educating the public in how to create something.”

Other experts include Julia Kendell (DIY SOS and ITV1’s Daybreak), Matt James (designer and expert on ITV’s Love Your Garden), Roger Hunt (renovation expert and co-author of Old House Handbook) and Douglas Kent (expert in period properties, renovations and home improvements).

Specialist advice at the Masterclass sessions will address specific problems with Tricks of the Trade practical seminars, including step-by step tutorials, on basic home improvement tasks.

Renewable energies, such as heat pumps, water harvesting and solar energy have a dedicated feature at The Renewable Energy Advice Clinic.

These new additions come with the return of popular features such as the Smart Advice Clinic, the Kitchen, Bathroom Inspiration Zone and The Gardening and Landscaping Zone.

Live demonstrations of lime plastering and the Real Homes Live Advice Centre offer more hands on opportunities.

This year the National Home Improvement Show has teamed up with charity Centrepoint, who provide emergency accommodation, support, information and training for homeless young people.

John Raynham, Head of Funding at Centrepoint, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the official charity for this year’s Home Improvement Show.

“80,000 young people face homelessness every year, sleeping on the streets, on friends’ sofas or public transport.”

For every ticket purchased £1 will be donated to Centrepoint.

Opening times are Friday 28th September 10:00 – 18:00, Saturday 29th September 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 30th September 10:00 – 17:00, tickets £8 booked in advance or £12 on the door.

For more information visit or call the ticket hotline on 0844 581 0802.

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