Cornwall LivingIssue #77

Jolly good show

Introducing the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show 2018, showcasing everything you’ll need to create the dream home.

Each year as summer turns to autumn, we at Cornwall Living find ourselves eagerly awaiting the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show at the Royal Cornwall Showground. Taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, the show brings together the best of the region’s home-related products and services all under one roof, perfect whether you’re just revamping one room or completely transforming your home. With more than 130 exhibitors covering everything from gardens to interiors, renewables to complete self-build projects, you’ll find everything you could possibly need to create your dream home.

There truly is a wealth of inspiration and ideas present at the show…”

The Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show attracts visitors from all over the south west who are undertaking home improvements, renovations or self-build projects, as well as hoteliers, B&Bs, holiday parks and letting agencies, and it’s no wonder! There truly is a wealth of inspiration and ideas present at the show, alongside the opportunity to find all the products and services you’re likely to need, and every year we find ourselves returning with fresh inspiration on how we might improve our own homes!

As usual, you’ll find the show’s popular ‘Homeware market’ as well as ‘A Bite of Cornwall’ Quality Food and Drink Market.

What’s more, there’s unlimited free parking at the event, plus free entry if you pre-register. But enough from us! Here’s a preview of just some of the things you can expect at this year’s show.

Home improvement

Kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, stone, renewables, joinery, heating, stoves and cookers, flooring, stairs, beds, homeware, furniture, blinds and shutters, interior design, ventilation, home AV, lighting, windows and doors.


Architecture, planning, surveying, timber framing, eco building, 3D scanning, builders and construction, roofing, SIPS, balustrades, merchants, guttering, cladding, ICF products, fabricators, gate systems, ground works and trade services.

Professional services

Holiday letting agents and estate agents.


Landscaping, resin drives, garden rooms and outbuildings, stone work and slate, fencing, hot tubs and pools, garden furniture, decking, plants, conservatories, tree planting consultancy, robot mowers and garage doors.

Homeware market

Glassware, kitchenware, cookware, knife sets, cutlery, cushions, art, blankets, furniture, lampshades, craft and soft furnishings.

‘A Bite of Cornwall’
Quality Food & Drink Market

Sample and take home some of the finest local artisan food and drink including: local gins, craft ales, spices, olives, cheese and more. You can also relax in the café, read your brochures or perhaps discuss your project while replenishing your energy with a bite to eat and a cold drink.

"There truly is a wealth of inspiration and ideas present at the show..."