Danford, Brewer & Ives are proud to announce that we will once more be exhibiting at the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, which is being held at the Harrogate Convention Centre between November 3rd and the 5th.
The Homebuilding & Renovating Show’s website describes it as ‘the go-to exhibition for self-builders and renovators’, adding that ‘no matter what stage your project is at, there will be sessions, experts and exhibitors at the show to help you bring your project to life’.

What sort of projects? Well, with no fewer than 224 exhibitors on show, it might be easier to ask what sort of projects aren’t catered for. Some of the more obvious ones are as follows: building your own home; renovating your own home; creating extensions and conversions in your home; home eco and heating; plus kitchens, doors and windows.
Moreover, there are seminars galore – from a Beginners Guide To Building Your Own Home, to The Benefits Of Biomass Fuel – while visitors also get the opportunity for some one-on-one advice, with builders, architects, and planning experts on hand to offer a helping hand. And for those visitors whose projects may have left them staring down spreadsheets whilst scratching their heads and questioning the figures, there’s even a cost estimation service.

But what about those visitors who want to hear more about…say…damp proofing, timber treatment, basement conversions, extensions, building maintenance and the like? What can the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show offer them??

…(cough cough)…we know precisely what. And where: Danford, Brewer & Ives will be located at stand number M220. This is now the third year we have exhibited at the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show and, with our biggest stand to date, we’re also very much hoping that it’ll be our biggest success yet.
Certainly, damp proofing is a big part of what we do and if that poses a problem then we certainly think you’ll be coming to the right place. Maybe it’s the time of year, but when the nights start to draw in and the central heating is turned back on, damp, mould and condensation are all niggles that suddenly seem to niggle just that little bit more. The likes of rot, mildew and even structural problems can result in the long term; yet with the right guidance and necessary remedies put in place, the consequences of damp, mould and condensation can be controlled easily enough.
Under normal circumstances, a surveyor would identify the problem, the cause, and remedy, and specialist treatment might be required. Here at Danford, Brewer & Ives, we have a team of expert surveyors who can produce reports and quotations for any necessary specialist works.

A similar procedure would entail, meanwhile, for a basement conversion – another important facet of our business, and one which offers (via a process known as ‘tanking’ because what we do is in effect create a waterproof tank below stairs) the potential for a whole new living space. If this is something that is of interest then please drop by for a chat – and that’s an invitation we extend not just to homeowners. Danford, Brewer & Ives also offers its skills and expertise to builders, architects, and developers as a sub-contractor, a process that would again start with a site survey and project assessment.

There’s always lots happening at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show and the brief outline we’ve given you here barely scratches the surface. That said, it’s also the case that there’s plenty of time to see everything and so we do hope you drop by – whether it’s for advice, with a view to securing our services or simply to say hello.

The opening times are as follows:
Friday 3rd November: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 4th November : 10am – 5pm
Sunday 5th November: 10am – 4.30pm
We look forward to seeing you there!