Scottish Homebuilding and Renovating Show competition

THE Carrick Gazette has 12 tickets (each ticket admits two people) to give away for the Scottish Homebuilding and Renovating Show in the SECC, Glasgow in May.

The show, Scotland’s only dedicated consumer exhibition for self-builders, home renovators and improvers, is back at the SECC, Glasgow on May 21 and 22.

Visitors will find all the products and services required for self build and home improvement under one roof, from heating/ventilation and restoration to eco homes, home automation and timber frame structures; the show is the ultimate event for creating your dream home.

At the show over 140 exhibitors, 20 per cent of which are new to the show, will offer advice covering all areas of self-build and renovation. The exhibition will be full of informative features, thousands of dream home ideas and hundreds of plots and renovation opportunities. Experts will be on hand to offer free guidance and support to those looking to make their first home alterations through to those seasoned professionals in the art of self build at:

Six Free Seminars per day – where visitors can learn all about self-build and renovation. Subjects include A Beginners Guide to Self-build; Home Improvements; Self-build secrets

Twenty-four Free Masterclasses - led by exhibitors covering their area of expertise including Q&A sessions. Topics will include Smart Home Technology, Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings, Financial Planning

Ask the Experts – visitors can bring their plans, outline drawings or ideas and speak to one of the experts from Hombuilding & Renovating Magazine, including David Snell, Mark Brinkley and TV presenter and seriel self-builder Michael Holmes.

Ask the Architects - where visitors can save £100s on consultancy fees.

With hundreds of different designs on show, visitors will find plenty of ideas to give their home individuality and flair, while building professionals can hear about a range of innovative solutions to help builders and small developers improve profitability, whilst managing projects efficiently.

The show is taking place at the SECC, Glasgow on 21 - 22 May 2011. Opening hours: Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 10am - 4.30pm. For more information call 0844 581 1377 or visit www.scotland.homebuildingshow.co.uk Advance tickets, which are valid for both days of the show, can be booked until 3pm on Friday May 20. Advance tickets £5. On the door tickets £8. Under 16s go free.

To win a ticket for two simply answer the following question correctly:

What is the term for a detacted house without stairs?

Send you answers on a postcard to The Galloway/Carrick Gazette, 71 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 6NL, or email editorial@gallowaygazette,com, please include your name, address, postcode and daytime telephone number.

The closing date for entries is Monday, April 11.