Build it Yourself, Save Money and Time


Have you ever thought about building your exhibition stand yourself? You may have just recoiled in fear as you read that, but would you ever consider it?

Most people would never even consider it, but around 40% of our clients have considered it and actually do it on a regular basis. It is a lot easier than you think. Once a scary prospect, today if you pick the right exhibition stand system you can self build with ease.

Take our very own system for example, it does not require any tools to assemble and no experience is needed. We even offer a full days training on your very own stand at our production facility. Also not relying on someone you do not know to assemble your stand and ensure it is perfect can be quite stressful; all that stress can easily be eliminated by self building.

Now I am not saying it is as simple as opening a box and five minutes later you will have a beautiful stand ready for the exhibition, then you can go for a few afternoon drinks. If only life was that easy. But with a little training you can expect to put up a small stand, around 9 square meters, in about an hour and taking it down will take half that time. This also means you don’t have to hang around for hours after the exhibition with aching legs to simply sign off the dismantle process.

Building your stand yourself is going to save you thousands of pounds. The average install and dismantle costs is £2,500 – £3,000 + VAT nowadays. Now take this figure and apply it to the 5 exhibitions you might be attending this year…there is a lot of money to be saved from this method of assembly.

There is another advantage of self building that most people do not think about. Because you have your stand ready to ship anywhere in the country at the drop of a hat, and you are not relying on someone else to be available to set up your stand, this means those last minute events that you just could not possibly attend before, have now become possible. Just think of the new business that could bring your company…

So to summarise, there really are not many draw backs from self building apart from having to do it yourself, but lots of advantages. I urge you to really consider it for your next event and if you need any advice or have any questions just give us a call!


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Tom Bristow is the Managing Director of The Plus Group and has worked in the exhibition industry for over a decade. He is passionate about the service his company provides and he eats, breathes and sleeps everything exhibitions.

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Our exhibition stand design company specialises in one-off bespoke stands that can be reused time and again. We supply your custom stands with full design and build services, including a free consultation and 3D render that shows what your stand will look like. You can rest assured that it will meet all your requirements.

Invest in a self build solution and plan for cost savings. Commissioning a bespoke, self build exhibition stand will maximise your opportunities to increase sales, while minimising the cost of attending shows. Our stands are designed to be super durable, easy to set up and will pack down as small as possible, for convenient transportation and storage. We include training in setting up your stand if required.

You can benefit from our free hire plan. It is the most cost-effective exhibition stand rental scheme on the market. You only pay for your graphics and the installation and dismantle service, as we loan you the stand hardware completely free of charge. However big or small your stand is, hardware hire from us is still free. There are no strings attached or ongoing commitments, and our rental plan can save you up to 75% on the cost of exhibiting at further shows. As the installation and dismantle is done for you, all you need to do is show up and exhibit.

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We can provide you with a rough price over the phone when you fill in our simple quotation form, or you can take advantage of our free 10-minute consultative phone call. We can then provide a free 3D render of your proposed stand and supply an in-depth no obligation quotation video. The exact cost of your stand will depend on the setup, and whether you choose to hire a stand on an ongoing basis or commission a self-build stand for reuse and storage.

Standard Packages

Our standard packages include every element you need to for a complete display, from professional installation and breakdown to the hardware, custom graphics, lighting and flooring. You won’t have to worry about a thing; one of our experienced project managers will be on hand to take care of everything, including the necessary health and safety documentation and admin.

What Our Happy Clients Say

We’ve worked with a range of brands to create unique designs that do all the heavy lifting at your exhibition, so all that’s left for you to do is provide a welcoming smile to the visitors inevitably flocking to your stand. Our clients include small start ups as well as multinationals such as Sainsbury’s, Google, Specsavers and Apple.

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