Grand ideas for every self-build project

Grand Designs Live London is back again for 2017, taking place at ExCeL from 29 April to 7 May

limitations to home building and offers visitors a chance to discover the latest innovations, explore this year’s trends and preview unseen products. Once again hosted by Grand Designs guru


Kevin McCloud, design authority and presenter of the Channel 4 TV series, the show will play host to a series of exciting, educational and interactive features over nine days. Bringing his expertise in the design industry as well as his distinctive style and approach to the event, this season’s Grand Designs Live is set to be one of the most informative, exciting and engaging home improvement and design exhibitions to date. Joined by a whole host of industry experts,

McCloud will present a wide-reaching range of informative seminars at The Grand Theatre, sponsored by Airflow. The ever popular Ask an Expert service, sponsored by Express Bi-folding Doors, returns with experts offering free advice in every field – from financing projects to architecture, interiors and much more. With over 500 exhibitors making their way

to ExCeL London, there will be something for everyone across the six different sections of the show – Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Technology, Gardens and Interiors. Lee Newton, CEO of show organisers Media

10 said: “This season’s show is shaping up to be, once again, a truly grand exhibition of

rand Designs Live, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, promises to break down the conventional

contemporary home design. With Kevin McCloud at the helm, plus our team of experts, visitors can expect to find cutting edge innovations along with precision design and the very latest trends. The current line-up will inspire visitors to ramp up plans for their own homes.” Alongside these features, the show offers an array of other attractions, including: • Kitchen Advice Centre, sponsored by Miele –the Kitchen Advice Centre is back for 2017 where visitors can book free 30-minute consultations looking at all aspects of kitchen planning and development.

• Kevin’s Green Heroes –each year Kevin showcases the most innovative and useful eco-friendly gadgets and products on the market. His hand-picked selection reveals the latest trends in green technology and shines a light on new directions in product design. • Grand Room Sets – the theme of ‘TV’ will be


brought to life by pioneering interior designers in this inspirational interiors installation. These innovative rooms will showcase products which are accessible to visitors and are from British retailers, manufacturers and designers.

• Grand Shed Project –across six 3x4 metre spaces, Grand Designs Live has invited interior designers to create different examples showing that sheds shouldn’t just be used for storage, inspiring visitors to make the most of their own sheds and garden to maximise their living space.

• The Light Lab –The Light Lab showcases what has become a major trend in recent years; the smart bulb. Visitors are invited to come along and see for themselves how much the humble light bulb can now do, by using an iPad to control music, colours and CCTV – all coming from the bulb itself.

Those wishing to attend Grand Designs Live at ExCeL can save £5 when they book in advance. Order your tickets online: or call the booking hotline on 0844 854 1348

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