What’s in store?

Grand Designs Live returns to Birmingham in October, providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for anyone looking for inspiration for their self-build, renovation or interior project

Whether you’re starting out on your first home renovation, building a new home, adding the finishing touches, simply looking for inspiration or are just a fan of the TV series, Grand Designs Live, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is a must- visit event. Presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the event offers top expert advice, innovative products and eco solutions for your home. You can meet over 400 companies across four project zones, and get access to hundreds of free talks and live demonstrations.

Grand Designs Live returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 9-13 October, bringing the height of home renovation and design innovation to the midlands.

The show is split into four project zones – Build, Gardens, Interiors, and Kitchens & Bathrooms – to cater for your every need. The Grand Build Hall is packed to the brim with amazing products to help your project run without a hitch. With a huge selection of self-build suppliers all under one roof, you’ll find the latest developments in sustainability and eco-technology as well as free expert advice.

Grand Gardens, sponsored by Hydropool, is full of contemporary garden products, from hot tubs and swim spas to barbecues and outdoor furniture, to make your garden an active part of your home.

The Interiors Hall is packed with beautiful products from individual designers and hundreds of items that are not readily available on the high street.

Grand Kitchens & Bathrooms offers cutting-edge appliances, well known brands, expert advice, and some of the sleekest designs for your home. From fitted to free standing, and clean whites to striking colours, you will find an array of design and storage solutions to help get the most out of your space.

The show is also launching the Home Renovation Clinic, giving visitors the opportunity to speak to expert members

of the Federation of Master Builders about their upcoming home projects. Located within the popular Ask an Expert area, this unique element offers visitors the opportunity to ask quick questions and discuss project plans, without having to make a one-to-one appointment. Visitors can learn about the processes and preparations required for renovation, extension and refurbishment success and see that with the right advice and careful forward planning, it is perfectly possible to stick to a budget, and realise a dream home.

After its success at the London show in May, the Under The Stairs feature will see six new interior designers showcase bespoke installations, using a commonly neglected area in the home – the space under the stairs. The feature will give visitors the opportunity to browse and pick up inspirations for their own mini grand designs.

TV series Grand Designs turns 20 in 2019, and the show will be celebrating with fun and exciting features focused around Grand Designs houses past and present and their owners, who will be speaking on the stage about their project experiences.

Established favourites such as Kevin’s Green Heroes will showcase ground- breaking and eco-friendly products on the market, and a host of inspiring and informative seminars will take place at The Grand Theatre, sponsored by Go Ultra Low. The live talks will offer visitors the opportunity to consult and hear from specialists across a range of home- improvement areas – from finance, to architecture, design and much more!

The show offers an exciting day out with hundreds of innovative ideas for the home, instructive talks, educational seminars and demonstrations. Get access to amazing brands launching new products, compare prices and check out homewares not yet available on the high street. It’s a great day out for anyone, whether you’re in the middle of a home project or are an aspiring designer.

When & where

Grand Designs Live takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 9 – 13 October. For more information and to book tickets visit www.granddesignslive.com