The National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) is the UK’s only permanent visitor centre designed specifically to meet the needs of self-builders, renovators and home improvers. After pitching, Top Banana won the opportunity to create a TV Commercial for the company, which would be aired on Channel 4 VoD services during shows such as Grand Designs aired.

After a technical recce at the impressive NSBRC site in Swindon, Top Banana created scripts for Clearcast processing (vital for TV advertisement), organised talent casting and booked crew and kit to get the ball rolling. On shoot day, we captured the film on the ARRI Alexa Mini and cine primes - giving us a smooth and quality finish. The post-film edits began with a voice-over session at Cube Productions with voice over artist and ITV news announcer Gayanne Potter, followed by a full edit back at Top Banana studios.


“I think it is fair to say that the experience of working with Top Banana was a joy! Communication was perfect and rapid throughout the project and every member of the team was professional, friendly and helpful. Ian was excellent in every aspect and provided reassurance and helpful advice. Simon really understood our creative brief and kept the team feeling part of the process throughout. A big thank you to you both!”