www.homesandtravel has 50 pairs of free tickets to the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The show is returning for the 14th year, to Sandown Park Surrey from 30 June – 1 July 2012 with newer, bigger and better ways to inspire visitors

Planning is an integral part of building or renovating your own home and it can make or break your project.  For the first time, The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, has a dedicated Planning Clinic where visitors can get free, impartial advice from planning expert and Chartered Town Planner, Sally Tagg on applications and appeals to help you avoid unnecessary delays with your planned projects.

This year, will also see Paul Puccioni join as a new guest expert. He is the current Master Builder on Channel 4’s home makeover series ‘The Renovation Game’.  With a keen interest in self-build designs and over 25 years experience of working in the building trade, Paul’s master classes at the show will enable visitors to discover what each trade does, how they work together and how each different trade prices up jobs.

With over 200 exhibitors from the UK’s leading self-build and renovating companies, thousands of new products and services, visitors can be assured that they’ll find everything for their projects –  and all under one roof!

This year, there will be 16 free seminars and 24 master classes offering visitors a fantastic opportunity to enjoy advice from the country’s leading experts covering topics such as finding a plot, keeping build costs down, how to make your home more sustainable and extension ideas

Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine experts will be joined by leading professional bodies at the ‘Ask the Experts’ stand to help guide your project from start to finish. Bring along your drawings for a one-to-one consultation and receive helpful advice on how to enhance your project.

Share the real life experiences of our experts and hear how to avoid common pitfalls of self-build and renovating projects. The panel includes Michael Holmes (editor-in-chief of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine and home improvement expert); Jason Orme (editor of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine and home improvement expert); David Snell (consultant at the BBC and the Daily Telegraph’s bricks and mortar and self-build expert); Mark Brinkley (Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine contributing editor, home improvement expert and author of the House Builder’s Bible); Tim Pullen (eco expert at Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine); Sally Tagg (planning expert at Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine) and Paul Puccioni (co-writer and founder of The Building Sheriff and current Master Builder on Channel 4’s ‘The Renovation Game’).

For more information and tickets, visit www.homebuildingshow.co.uk or call the ticket hotline on 0845 581 1377. Tickets are £5 in advance or £8 on the door (children under 16 go free).

 Free tickets

In collaboration with the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show (which is taking place at Sandown Park, Surrey from 30 June – 1 July 2012), www.homesandtravel.co.uk has 50 pairs of free  tickets (worth £16 per pair) available for readers who fill in the Comment Form at the bottom of this article.