Grand Designs Live 2021 - Grand Designs magazine

Grand Designs Live returns this October

Visit the UK’s best self-build, renovation and home improvement show

By Karen Stylianides |

Grand Designs Live 2021 takes place in Birmingham from 6-10 October 2021. Sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, the event will be debuting exciting new features over five days. ‘After the last 18 months of uncertainty, Grand Designs Live is a fantastic show to inspire those who have been itching to renovate and invigorate their homes, learn new skills and even build their own grand design,’ says host Kevin McCloud.

So much to see

Come along to browse more than 400 exhibitors, a host of inspiring features including The Great British Box Room Competition and Kevin’s Green Heroes. Plus, you can take advantage of project advice at the Ask An Expert hub. It’s easy to find your way around as the show is divided into four main zones; Build, Kitchen & Bathroom, Interiors and Garden. Build is where you’ll find construction and glazing materials, services and techniques. The Kitchen & Bathroom and Interiors sections are home to a host of well-known brands, as well as independent suppliers, while Gardens is the place for gorgeous outdoor buildings, furniture and accessories. Why not make a day of it? There are plenty of places to stop and have a bite to eat.

The Design Arcade at Grand Designs Live

New this year

One of the debut features for Grand Designs Live 2021 is The Great British Box Room Competition, sponsored by Crown Paints. Six interior designers have been creating beautiful schemes for small rooms, and transforming them into incredibly useful spaces. Their final designs will be on display at the show, providing a rich source of ideas and inspiration for any bijou box room.

The Great British Box Room Grand Designs Live 2021

Pick up tips

The Ask An Expert hub, which is sponsored by Airflow, is an essential stop for self-builders, renovators and home-improvers. Specialist advice is on hand from RIBA architects, financial, planning and eco experts, as well as interior designers and landscape gardeners. So, you can discuss your project with the relevant specialist in a free 30-minute consultation. Just bring along plans and an idea of your budget to get the most from your session. Book your slot four weeks in advance of the event by visiting Grand Designs Live. Limited spots will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.

Visitors at Grand Designs LIve 2021 attending the Ask The Expert hub

Come and join us

To buy a ticket for just £11, saving up to 45% on a standard ticket, quote GDM at the checkout. Book your Grand Designs Live ticket now.

Grand Designs Live 2021 T&Cs:

This offer is valid for standard tickets to Grand Designs Live 2021, at the NEC Birmingham. Tickets must be booked in advance of midnight 9 October 2021. Bookings incur a transaction fee per order. The saving is based on a weekend on-the-door ticket price.