Grand Designs Live has everything you need to plan your own dream project - all under one roof 

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Grand Designs Live, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, returns to London's Excel on 5th - 13th May 2018. The show offers an opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home and gain a wealth of expert advice. Hosted by self-build and design guru Kevin McCloud, the event is packed with more than 500 exhibitors, providing ideas and inspiration for your very own Grand Design, whether big or small.

Grab your chance to meet industry professionals and experienced self-builders and learn how to budget and project manage successfully. We’ve shortlisted the events that no budding self-builder will want to miss.

Ask an Expert

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Get a free 30-minute consultation with industry professionals ready to help with any aspect of your build project. Bring plans, drawings and budgets to get the most out of your session.

Meet the Grand Designers

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Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have done it before, as well as a panel of our resident experts for dynamic Q&A sessions covering everything from finance to planning. Runs every day of the show.

Grand Room Sets

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Bring home new ideas and information, as well as helpful supplier contacts at the interiors, focussed Grand Room Sets area. 

The interior stylists bring their ideas and designs to life by using colour, materials, light and patterns to achieve the looks.

The spring show we have room sets themed around Victoria, Game of Thrones, Only Fools and Horses, Blackadder, Homes By the Sea and Breaking Bad.

Kitchen Advice Centre

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Planning a new kitchen? Whether it's a big extension project or updating an existing scheme, make sure you visit the Kitchen Advice Centre.

Top industry experts and Independent designers will be on hand to offer free, one-to-one, 30 minute consultations, giving invaluable advice on layouts, surface materials, budgeting and more.

Self-build Centre

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The Self-Build Centre and take part in cob building and upcycling workshops, plus see demonstrations to help you pursue your own self-build projects.

You'll get tons of advice with the various talks and demos on plumbing, plastering and finding a plot, as well as many more tips and tricks, with the likes of The DIY School, Earth Hands and Houses and Rag N Bone Workshop. 

If you are in need of inspiration for your self-build, book your tickets for Grand Designs Live and take advantage of the plethora of ideas, advice and more. 


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