This October, Grand Designs Live is back at Birmingham's NEC with a host of industry experts, Kevin McCloud and the TV house Grand Designers in tow. Here's just a few of the highlight talks set to grace the main stage.

grand designs live grand theatre with kevin mccloud and tv house owners on stage in front of an audience

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Head to the Grand Theatre to see Kevin McCloud, Grand Designers from the TV series and a host of industry experts live on stage every day. 

We've rounded up just a few of the highlights. 

Trend forecast

The head of design for H&M Home will be chatting to Grand Designs magazine editor Karen Stylianides and revealing what inspires each season’s collection of home-accessory designs.

Electric cars and carbon neutral homes are the future

Kevin McCloud will be discussing electric cars and carbon-neutral homes with panellists Andy Sutton from Sero Homes, Sean Doherty from Channel 4’s Grand Designs: The Street and Kunle Barker, property expert and TV presenter.

Graven Hill and Grand Designs: The Street pioneers

Kevin McCloud will be in conversation with Karen Curtin, managing director of Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self and custom-build site, and the Grand Designs: The Street trailblazers.

Why work with an architect?

Join Kunle Barker and members of RIBA as they discuss the benefits of working with an architect on your project.

Get the best from your builder

Andy Stevens of Eclipse Property Solutions on how to build a good relationship with your builder.

Behind the scenes

Kevin McCloud and Grand Designs TV series director Marc Beers share some humorous mishaps and unseen footage.


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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