For the first time ever in the New Forest Show’s 95-year history, a working house has been built on the site.
Elliotts, the supplier of building products for the trade and public, built the entire house, featuring working heating, lighting and water — in just a week.
‘The House that Elliotts Built’ is fuelled by the latest renewable technology and even has its own underfloor heating system and landscaped garden.
Chris Whitlock, Chairman of the New Forest Show, said: “Elliotts has taken the show to a new level — beyond expectations.”
Tom Elliott, Managing Director of Elliotts, added: “It was an incredibly ambitious mission to build a house in just a week but we have a can-do attitude and thrive on a challenge. The results are fantastic and the house is certainly turning heads at the show.”
‘The House That Elliotts Built’ showcases a wide range of products to help people build — from power tools and kitchens to paving and solar panels. The bathroom, kitchen and building itself will be auctioned off at the end of the show.
As well as a wealth of products to choose from, there are competitions and things to do at the house, with prizes of up to £2000 to be won. Visitors are being challenged to build a giant Lego wall against the clock.
In addition to the interactive elements, Elliotts’ stand is home to the company’s building and landscaping experts, who are giving free advice, tips and information to visitors to help them build.
Managing Director, Tom Elliott, said: “Every day our in-branch experts help people build with trusted advice and access to the very best products. We are delighted to bring that service to customers at the New Forest Show and to fit it all in we’ve created our biggest stand yet, ‘The House That Elliotts Built.”
Elliotts’ stand features a kitchen and bathroom display, brick library, joinery section, doors, windows, solar panels, air source heat pumps, home control units and more.