Keep on Top of the Trends at this Year’s Build Show

Grand designs, tiny homes, offsite constructions and high-rise towers – they all need a roof over their heads – but designing, specifying and installing the right solution requires knowledge, insights and networks.

All of this can be reached at this year’s Build Show, sponsored by Easy-Trim.

As part of UK Construction Week (UKCW), architects, specifiers and roofing contractors can access innovative products, exhibitors, seminars, CPD sessions, an Innovation Trail and networking opportunities at Birmingham’s NEC, 9–11 October.

The roofing products turning heads
Who said roofing wasn’t glamorous? Discover the innovative and stylish roofing products that are transforming projects and attracting buyers at the dedicated Roofing, Cladding and Insulation section.

Products include:

  • Velux’s smart roof windows and curved glass rooflight that stands out internally and externally;
  • Permavent’s Easy Roof System that enables any slate roof to be installed at a low pitch;
  • Kytun’s Dry Verge System, which prevents wind uplift and weather damage to slate and tile roofs;
  • Solecco Solar’s roof-integrated solar tiles that create a clean and contemporary finish, while saving money on electricity bills.

Visitors will also be interested in attending Knauf Insulation’s workshop on lightweight green roof systems, before heading over to the Tools, Health and Safety section to get adequately geared up.

Meanwhile, an Innovation Trail follows a journey of pioneering ideas, projects and products such as ANS global’s green roof systems, Danosa’s waterproofing, MAX’s fastening tools and Hekim Yapi’s roof and wall sandwich panels.

Other exhibitors include: Easy Trim Roofing and Construction, Fischer Fixings, Forticrete, G&B North West, Knauf Insulation, Trade Point (B&Q) and Quinn Building Products.

Staying safe working high
There’s no excuse to lag behind on health and safety knowledge or best practice, with the CPD sessions across UKCW, including:

The ‘Future of Construction’
Professionals won’t have to climb very high to see into the future with this year’s theme. The Future of Construction Hub, in collaboration with Birmingham City University, immerses visitors in digital construction, 3D printing, robotics, AI and AR and modern methods of construction. Attendees can then experience life as a site manager, in Coventry University’s virtual reality simulator.

Finally, with offsite construction and tiny homes pitched as the future, visitors can see how roofing solutions operate in these different environments. Visit Vision Built’s two-story modular apartment at the Offsite Theatre, supported by the MPBA and STA; Offsite Solutions’ high-end bathroom POD, destined for an upmarket Canary Wharf hotel at the Offsite section; and Carwyn Lloyd Jones’ tiny timber frame home at Timber Expo.

More highlights
There is plenty for all to take advantage of over UKCW’s nine shows, including:

Free visitor tickets are available here.

Keep up to date via and on Twitter at @BuildShow or using the hashtag #BuildShow2018.



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