Exhibitors and experts set to inspire

Grand Designs Live will be back at Birmingham’s NEC from 10 -14 October as part of UK Construction Week, providing everything self-builders need for their project, all under one roof


rand Designs Live, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to the NEC from 10 – 14

October. This inspiring event promises to “break through the conventional limitations in homebuilding” to offer visitors the chance to discover the very latest innovations in home design and decor, explore current trends, preview new products and find brands not yet seen on the high street. Based around the concept of the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design maestro Kevin McCloud, the event will be packed with over 400 exhibitors, spanning five different sectors: Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors.

The Grand Build Hall will showcase

“products to advance any and every project,” say the organisers, from renovating a period property or adding an extension to an existing home. Self- builders will find ground-breaking ideas for builds ranging from construction to finishing touches, as well as the latest developments in sustainable and eco- technology along with inspiring designs from an array of architects; coming together to help them create a home that is truly exceptional.

A selection of build suppliers including Polypipe, Velfac/Velux, Internorm, Airflow, Maxlight, IDSystems, Silva Timber and Pirnar will offer an array of top quality essential materials and services necessary for homebuilders. Discover oak-framed houses from design and construction company Oakwrights, while new exhibitor Inotherm will be showing high-end security doors alongside their range of entrance doors. Pirnar’s award-winning entry doors – which include hidden fingerprint readers and automatic night

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illumination – will also be on show for the first time as the brand launches in the UK. Grand Interiors and The Design Arcade

will offer stylish ways to finish a home; here, visitors can discover unique products from individual designers and browse hundreds of brands not readily available on the high street, including Sir William Bentley Billiards, JamJar Lights and SAM Leisure. Another highlight, Restoration Tree produces furniture using responsibly sourced timber from around the world. Those with an interest in the Grand

Technology area can explore the innovation of the smart thermostat from Hive, or peruse offers on phone, TV and connectivity packages from Virgin Media. Grand Bathrooms will include exhibitors such as Avanti, who produce fitted bathrooms to transform your current bathroom into a sanctuary, plus other brands including Junction 2 Interiors and

Bluewater Bathrooms. Easy Bathrooms will also showcase their range. Grand Kitchens will offer some of the most pioneering kitchens and appliances on the market from the likes of Northgate Kitchens, Kutchenhaus and Hyco. Bora will be presenting their premium cooktop extractors, while stone worktops from Planet Granite and digitally printed full colour splash backs from Cherry Glass Design are not to be missed. From bespoke fitted to free standing, and from strategic design to storage, visitors will find solutions to all their culinary needs; along with the cutting-edge finishing touches that are essential to any kitchen.

Those with a particular interest in the Grand Gardens section can discover brands spanning a variety of areas of interest including outdoor cooking, swimming pools, garden buildings, hot 17

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