Building A Better-Informed Future At The Build Show 2018

Construction output is reportedly on the rise again, but risks from the economic uncertainty around Brexit, post-Grenfell regulatory changes and the well-documented skills shortages in building trades are raising a lot of questions about the future for the glass and glazing industry.

The Build Show, is aiming to give glass and glazing professionals the most well-informed, forward-looking predictions, innovations and insights they need, as part of the construction industry’s largest event UK Construction Week (UKCW) which returns to the NEC from 9 to 11 October this year.

Focusing on UKCW’s theme for 2018, the ‘Future of Construction’, the Build Show will feature the latest advancements in building products, policy and projects, all designed to help glass and glazing professionals stay up-to-date and one step ahead of their competitors.

Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, said:  “For most people working in the trades, finding the time to keep up to date with the latest products and sourcing the best deals while juggling work commitments feels impossible.

“That’s why the Build Show is always an unmissable event for specialist trades and general builders. It brings the latest products, ideas and manufacturers to one place and is broken down into specific sections to make the search easier. It’s a much-needed opportunity to be inspired and encouraged, to make deals, and to take away lots of new ideas and products to apply straight away.”

Last year was UKCW’s most successful yet with more than 30,000 trade visitors. This year is set to be even bigger with a forecast of 35,000 visitors.

90% of visitors to the Build Show say they are there to source new products and suppliers, 79% to network with suppliers and other visitors, and 76% to talk to product experts and exhibitors’ technical staff.

They included 3,771 professionals from architectural and design firms, more than 3,000 contractors and 7,651 housebuilders and developers.

If you want to share your latest product launch or service or just want a platform that gets you directly in front of your customers, there’s still a chance to grab an exhibitor spot. Register your interest via the Build Show Exhibitor page.

Free tickets for visitors are also available now available at

Tickets also allow access to the other UK Construction Week shows: Building Tech LiveTimber ExpoCivils ExpoSurface & Materials ShowPlant & Machinery LiveHVAC 2018 and Energy 2018, as well as Grand Designs Live on 10 and 11 October.

Keep up to date with the latest information about exhibitors, product launches and speakers at the Build Show via the website and on Twitter at @BuildShow or using the hashtag #BuildShow2018.