Improve Don’t Move

First Home Improvement Fair for Frome

Saturday 19th May 2018, 10 – 3pm, Frome Town Hall

Would you like to make your home more cosy and comfortable, green up your garden or adapt your home to suit your needs? Whether you own your own home or rent, there’s something for everyone at this free, fully accessible fair.

On Saturday May 19th, Frome Town Council will host the first “Improve, Don’t Move” show at the Town Hall. There will be an opportunity to speak to architects, designers and contractors who specialize in home renovation, redesign and improvements so you can improve your home rather than selling up and buying elsewhere. There will also be sessions on opportunities to reduce energy bills in rented properties and activities for children.

Exhibitors include local architects, eco carpenters, renewable energy experts, locally made thermal blinds, Edventure’s ‘tiny home’ and Frome’s new Women’s Shed. There will also be tours of the town hall, electric bike and electric car hire, as well as talks on home energy efficiency, draught excluder workshops and a new directory of local green services.

Councilor Ali Barclay said ‘This is a great opportunity to talk to local experts about how to adapt your home to cut costs and carbon. Do pop along if you can.’

The event is free with opportunities to meet one to one with architects and designers (booking advised) as well as check out products and installers who have been involved in some of Frome’s home eco renovation projects.

Pop along to the Town Hall between 10am and 3pm, and book a free session with an architect here

Improve Don’t Move Programme

11:00    Tour of the town hall

11:30    Food for free in your garden, well almost… – Dave Hamilton – community room

12:00   Tour of the town hall

13:00   How to cut costs and carbon in your home – Anna Francis – community room

13:30   Dealing with condensation, mould and cold in a 1960s Frome home – Sue Everett

14:00   Eco renovation vs building your dream eco home – Terry Pinto PAAD

All day:

10:00 – 15:00  Stalls and displays – Chamber

Make a room in a box – Frome Scrap Store – café area

Try an electric bike – car park

Coffee and snack van – Critchill School – car park



Centre for Sustainable Energy – energy efficiency and renewables advice
ICF Direct – external insulation
Evolve Home Improvements – insulation
The Thermal Blind Company


Harrison Brookes Architects
Bruges Tozer
Make Group

Design and carpentry:
Paul Horton Designs
Plane Shapes
Edspace – Tiny homes
Women’s Shed – including draught-excluder making