NEXT SHOW - NEC 24 - 27 MAR 2022

Make the most of your day!

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Planning your day in advance will ensure you have the best experience possible at the show! We can't wait to see you back at the NEC, Birmingham. Please ensure that you check the requirements for gaining entry.

Thursday 24 March 2022

Friday 25 March 2022

Saturday 26 March 2022

Sunday 27 March 2022

Opening times: 10am - 5pm

Keeping everyone safe

Organise your COVID-19 status pass

The health and safety of everyone who visits the Show remains our top priority. As with other large UK venues, to keep visitors and staff safe the NEC have implemented COVID-19 status checks at agreed entry points. Visitors will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 status. 

If you do not have an accepted method of showing your COVID-status, you will be refused entry.

The accepted methods of showing COVID-19 status are one of the following:

A valid NHS COVID-19 Pass shown via the NHS App or downloaded and saved to your phone’s wallet. For those requiring digital assistance, a valid paper copy can be ordered online or by calling the NHS 119 telephone service.


A lateral flow or PCR negative test result confirmation text or e-mail, received within 48 hours prior to attending the event. We recommend that you take the test within 24 hours.


An EU Digital COVID Certificate. International visitors can show their equivalent COVID Pass from their country of origin.

Those with medical exemptions or who have taken part in COVID-19 clinical trials will also need to bring proof of status to gain entry with a lateral flow or PCR negative test result confirmation text or e-mail received within 48 or a valid digital NHS COVID Pass (a paper exemption COVID Pass will be available shortly according to the NHS website). The domestic NHS COVID Pass will look and work the same for people with medical exemptions as it will for those who are fully vaccinated. The pass will not show that you have a medical exemption. Find out more here. Pregnant women can alternatively use MAT B1 certificates to show their COVID status.

Proof of natural immunity will not be accepted as an alternative to proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, and we can no longer permit entry to those who self-declare.

Whilst we only ask for one of the above pieces of COVID-status certification, we always encourage those who are double vaccinated/had their booster to also take a lateral flow test before entering the venue.

Children under the age of 18 do not need to provide any form of COVID-status certification at entry points, but in the interests of creating the safest possible event environment, we’d always encourage them to take a lateral flow test, if possible, before arrival at the venue.

Pack your face covering

In line with current government guidance in England, you must wear a face covering at large venues and events so please ensure you bring yours with you to the show and wear it at all times unless you are exempt.

Check your symptoms before travelling

We ask that anyone who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19, has been asked to self-isolate or lives with someone who has Covid-19 symptoms DOES NOT attend the show at any time. 


The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place in Halls 9, 10 & 11 at NEC, Birmingham. Select your mode of transport below for helpful tips on how to get there. Plus, check out some of the great hotels, bars & restaurants within close proximity of the centre. Please note: If using a Sat Nav to find us, please ensure you enter BOTH the postcode and the road name to ensure you get to the final destination (North Ave, Birmingham
B40 1NT). 

How to get there by...


You’ll find us clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop North Ave, B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your sat nav anymore, look out for the Homebuilding & Renovating Show on our signs. Then, simply jump on our free shuttle bus or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths.  


You won’t even need to brave the elements. Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away. Just enough time to fuel up on caffeine. For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950

Bus & coach 

From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.

Jumping on a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC. Check out the Network West Midland link below to plan your journey


We’ve teamed up with TOA Taxis to ensure a safe, friendly service is available to you 24/7 at the NEC

You can book over the phone by calling 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729, online or via their handy app. Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside our main entrances. For added convenience TOA Taxis accept all major credit cards, subject to a charge of 10%+VAT.

Other Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles

If you plan to arrive at the NEC using other Taxi or Private Hire provider you will be dropped off at either the Piazza drop off and pick up area or the Atrium entrance.


Simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.

To see how you can make your journey carbon neutral click HERE

Visit our FAQs page to find out answers to any questions you might have. We hope you find this page useful; however, if you still have an unanswered question please call 0121 728 9819 or email



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