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Speeding up retrofit delivery

The Home Upgrade Show


Expo, Talks/Panels, Workshops & Get-Togethers

Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester; Thurs 10 - Fri 11 October 2024

The Home Upgrade Show returns to Greater Manchester!

Manchester's largest retrofit event, The Home Upgrade Show is a showcase of local and national retrofit product suppliers and service providers. The two-day sociable event has a practical focus and plays an important role in providing information and support to all those embarking on or mid-way through retrofit projects. The 2-day event supports the delivery of retrofit, locally, and will allow you to build long-lasting relationships and help you progress your project.

Who's it for?

The Home Upgrade Show is aimed at anyone who is interested in retrofit at-scale, community retrofit and individual home retrofit projects - specifically, local/combined authority officers, installers, contractors, consultants, community organisations, surveyors, academics, landlords, sector organisations and householders who are already underway with their own retrofit plans. 

At the event
  • MEET 50+ exhibitors offering a range of retrofit solutions and services
  • GO ALONG to practical workshops and demonstrations
  • LEARN: at the Collaboration Theatre Sessions: practitioner presentations, and panel discussions each day
  • MEET & CHAT: Networking and social events + meeting and workspaces
  • GET INSPIRED by the beautiful heritage venue + tours each day
  • FREE TO ATTEND: central location with easy access by public transport


Practical retrofit showcase
A showcase of Manchester's retrofit services, support and expertise
Friendly, approachable style
No big fancy stands - simple displays centred around the practical application of retrofit, information-sharing and relationship-building
Workshop programme
Workshop programme hosted by local and regional practitioners
Progress in Practice workshop
New for 2024 - Collaboration Theatre - where you can listen to and discuss the key issues with invited experts - collaboration is key to getting retrofit done!
Meet old friends and make new contacts
Meet old friends and make new contacts
Get information and support
Information and support for anyone and everyone looking for help with their retrofit project - wherever they are on their journey
Getting help for your retrofit project
The emphasis at The Home Upgrade Show is about information-sharing and relationship-building - the practical aspects of getting retrofit done
Experienced practitioners
Collaboration and knowledge-exchange are key to helping the retrofit sector grow and flourish
New tech
A showcase of the latest low carbon tech
End-to-end retrofit services
Providing advice about start-to-finish service for retrofit at-scale and for individual projects
Get inspired at the beautiful heritage venue
Near city-centre location, easy to reach by public transport. Join an historic tour of the beautiful venue, Victoria Baths.

Visitor Information

📅 10am-4pm, Thurs 10 & Fri 11 October 2024

📍 Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0FE 

🎫 Book ahead online for free entry both days

Talking to visitors at THUS

Over 50 exhibitors will showcase local and national retrofit service providers, manufacturers and suppliers to provide a unique opportunity to explore the latest innovations and approaches to retrofit at-scale.  The relaxed, sociable atmosphere offers the perfect environment to learn more about best-practice while building new relationships. 

From established global brands to local start-ups, natural insulation products to the latest high tech heat pumps, you’ll discover more retrofit solutions in a few hours at The Home Upgrade Show than you will at many other construction industry events.  We are #AllForRetrofit. Are you?  

Scroll down this page to see the growing list of exhibitors you can meet at the event. 

Talks and Workshops at The Home Upgrade Show
Workshops & Collaboration Sessions

This year, we're expanding the workshop and training programme over the 2-day event to include even more practical talks and training sessions.  

As well as the free workshops, we're adding the new Collaboration Theatre programme this year. With your involvement, themed and facilitated sessions will examine some of the key opportunities the region faces, as more devolution enables retrofit scale-up:  workforce and skills, community engagement, consumer advice, support and protection, supply change market development… 

Join us for a practical workshop, training or collaboration session – register now and we will make sure that you’re kept updated. 

NaNetworking, socialising and relationship-building etworking and social at The Home Upgrade Show
Networking & Social

The Home Upgrade Show provides a great chance for visitors to connect with others who share similar interests, allowing them to freely discuss their projects and challenges in an inspiring venue and collaborative environment. 

Jump into the discussions happening across the three beautiful Edwardian pool buildings, inspiring break-out spaces and sociable refreshment areas.  You’ll find plenty of room to keep working while you’re at the event, with work stations, great wifi and charging points located around the venue.  

We're working with regional stakeholders to bring you a great programme of sociable networking sessions – make sure you register early to be kept up to date with all activities. 

What people say about Retrofit Action Week events

Summit Attendee 2

You guys are great, very inspiring, you've made the day for me, thank-you 👏🏼

Local Authority officer - attendee, Birmingham Retrofit Summit 2024
Architect (2)-1

A great event to attend. Met an awful lot of interesting people from a lot of different backgrounds, social housing providers, contractors, installers. It's particularly useful to see how different people can speak to each other about retrofit

Architect - visitor, The Home Upgrade Show, Manchester 2023
Architect (5)-1

Nice and compact…plenty of time to have a good chat with everyone - met some good people and you see the highlights. The workshops were very interesting which led to making some good relationships with architects and different builders and stuff that's going to be a good working relationship going forward

Housing officer - visitor, The Home Upgrade Show, Manchester 2023
Summit Attendee round (trans background)

Thanks everyone for all the lovely conversations and talks - very insightful

Project Manager - attendee, Birmingham Retrofit Summit 2024

My main takeaway today was meeting the guys on the CITB training stall - that was absolutely outstanding

Energy engineer - visitor, The Home Upgrade Show, Manchester 2023

I think strengthening the kind of network of contacts and the retrofit industry in the Northwest was the most important thing for us. Meeting contractors and people who are interested in pushing retrofit forward, whether that be social housing providers, whether that be community groups, that sort of thing - looking at how it can be done at scale

Retrofitter & installer - visitor, The Home Upgrade Show, Manchester 2023