National Homebuilding & Renovating Show House

The Home Improvement Zone 


The Home Improvement Zone is a section within the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show.

Your plans and visions for the interior, can often dictate the build specifications of your home. Why not join our TV experts including Julia Kendall, Matt James and Oliver Heath as well as a host of regular contributors to Real Homes magazine, who will be on hand to offer insider know-how of internal space planning and remodelling, energy-saving ideas, interior design inspiration and advice to right through to kitchens & bathroom trends and ideas for your garden. 

Browse and compare 1000s of products and discuss your specific requirements and dilemmas with our specialist exhibitors to find the right products, at the right price for your project.

Home Improvement Show- Brought to you By Real Homes Magazine 
You’ll find impartial expert advice covering many different areas – from legal, financial and planning information to architectural, interior design and garden ideas. Our experts will help you make the right decisions so that you can create the perfect home to suit your lifestyle needs.

At this year's National show, the following experts were on hand to offer expert advice on home improvement.

Julia Kendell (Saturday only)

Oliver Heath  (Thursday only)

Matt James   (Saturday only)

Roger Hunt

Hugo Tugman

Real Homes magazine's interior design expert, Julia is best known for appearances on TV's Daybreak and DIY SOS

A sustainable architectural interior designer and Real Homes magazine expert, Oliver appears on DIY SOS

Real Homes magazine's gardening expert, Matt is a guest speaker on Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time

Period Living magazine's renovation expert

Architectural Designer & Real Homes magazine design expert


Browse a wide range of thousands of products you won’t find on the high street, all in one place, saving you both time and money. Find everything from stylish wall coverings and flooring solutions to high-tech kitchen appliances and eye-catching lighting options - there’s no better place to research the latest and best designs for your home.

REAL HOMES LIVE! THEATRE brought to you by Real Homes magazine 

Visit the Real Homes Live! seminar theatre to listen to Real Homes magazine's regular contributors. Julia Kendell, Oliver Heath and Matt James will cover topics ranging from the latest interior design trends and tips on creating a low-energy home to essential extension advice and kitchen planning secrets. Experts appear on different days, so to check the full schedule visit


Interactive training sessions will allow you to try your hand at practical skills including tiling, bricklaying, plumbing and plastering, giving you the confidence to undertake smaller DIY projects at home yourself.


The Dulux Design Service drop-in clinic is guaranteed to fill you with inspirational ideas! Dulux's professionall interior designers will be on hand to offer FREE one-to-one consultations to advise on you on interior design and colour schemes, wall coverings and furnishings to add the wow-factor to your home.

For more information on The Home Improvement show visit